Jeff Peterson currently manages Yamaha Corporation of America’s Atelier-Los Angeles, part of a global network of Research & Development and Artist Support facilities. In this role, he works with a worldwide team to develop cutting-edge wind instruments to satisfy the world’s most discriminating artists.
Prior to his time with Yamaha, Jeff ran his own repair and customization business focused on woodwind instruments. He also recently served as President of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the craft of band instrument repair through education.
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My Clarinet Won’t Play. Now What? | Apr 25
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