Kyle Peters

Percussion Mentor

Kyle Peters is the percussion instructor at the Eastman Community Music School. He received his Master’s of Music in Performance and Literature, as well as the prestigious Performer’s Certificate, from the Eastman School of Music and his Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam.


As a performer, Kyle has gained recognition as a well-rounded percussionist. Kyle is a member of the Rochester Philharmonic percussion section, guest principal percussionist with the Orchestra of Northern New York, timpanist of the Finger Lakes Opera (’18) and guest percussionist at the Skaneateles Music Festival.


Kyle’s education credits include teaching at undergraduate and graduate level at SUNY Potsdam and director of percussion at Crane Youth Music. At the Eastman School of Music, Kyle held a teaching assistantship where he conducted the Chamber Percussion Ensemble, mentored undergraduate students, and taught the percussion methods courses at ESM. He is also the percussion instructor for the New Horizons program through ECMS.