Marcus Alcantarilla



Peter grew up in a 200 year old farmhouse in the bucolic rolling hills of Vermont. His parents were creative people. They instilled him with an interest in literature, fine art and music that has come to shape his life. To supplement that, they taught him to cultivate respect for the natural world and all the people who inhabit it.

His musical life began at a young age with his first piano lessons. His continued interest in music led him to pick up the saxophone in Elementary School. In High School his musical interest blossomed into more exploratory forms of music, which led him to experiment with a variety of sounds and methods. These experiments ranged from playing inside grain silos to drumming on giant metal oil cans. In contrast to these outward musical explorations, peter began exploring a more interior environment by writing songs on his guitar. His most recent musical project is playing guitar, saxophone and singing harmonies and lead in the San Diego based alternative/pseudo punk/pseudo indie pop band Baby Brush.

In 2011, Peter graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in English Literature and minor in Studio Art. Since 2015 he has been teaching the Humanities, Music, and Art to students in schools across San Diego. He believes that the ideal type of learning is fueled by the student. He thinks that the role of the teacher is to ignite the desire for knowledge in the student. When Peter is not teaching you can find him wandering in nature, surfing, or enjoying a good book or film.