Peter Dugas joined the music faculty at L’Ecole Française du Maine in 2013. He has been playing and teaching classical and jazz piano professionally for over fifteen years. He has been a fixture in Portland’s music scene and has played in a variety of styles from jazz to classical to pop. He currently plays as a solo artist; in the afro-jazz organ trio “Micromassé;” with the 80’s pop band “The Awesome;” and with a variety of other acts. He has worked as a composer and arranger for many jazz and pop groups and his recorded and live work has collected rave reviews. His 2014 release Micromassé: “Because You Have Friends” was selected as one of the top five best short work by Dig Magazine. He has performed throughout the northeast US and in Finland, Germany, and France. He has shared the stage with Charlie Hunter, Bombino, Bernadette Peters, Maceo Parker, Mighty Sam McClain, Marvin Stamm, Blue Oyster Cult, Moon Hootch, and Harry Waters. Peter maintains a busy teaching schedule at his home studio and at L’Ecole Française du Maine. His students have successfully competed in statewide jazz and classical piano competitions. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine in Jazz Performance and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and Engineering from Brown University. Peter lives in Portland, Maine with his wife and daughter.