L'Ecole Francaise du Maine is thrilled to announce that Peter Dugas will be joining its faculty as piano teacher in addition to Leah Neuchiller, now a busy graduate student in Music Education. Peter is accepting students of various level. A meeting for prospective families has been scheduled with Peter and Leah on Thursday, January 17 at 3:00 pm in the school office. Peter Dugas 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 has performed throughout the northeast and in Finland, Germany and France. He has studied classical piano with Eleanor Carter and Laura Kargul and has studied jazz with Daryl Rhodes, Craig Najjar and Tom Snow. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine in Jazz Performance and previously holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University. Peter lives in Portland, Maine with his wife and daughter. He maintains a busy teaching studio and performs throughout New England.