Peter McCutcheon

Bass Teacher

Peter McCutcheon

SAA Member


Cincinnati, OH
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Peter McCutcheon is an experienced Cincinnati-based double bass performer and teacher, and the first double bass teacher in the greater Cincinnati area with expertise in the Suzuki method. Peter is currently studying double bass performance at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (UC-CCM) as a student of Rachel Calin. Peter has completed his Every Child Can! Training at the Suzuki School of Columbus at Otterbein University, and studied under Virginia Dixon to complete the Suzuki Double Bass Unit 1 course at Oberlin Conservatory as a part of the Milt Hinton Institute for Studio Bass.

Alongside teaching and studying classical double bass, Peter has maintained a passion for all genres of music, especially jazz, rock, and musical theatre. He has also been teaching bass guitar and loves finding ways of incorporating Suzuki’s philosophy of nurturing students and musicality to bass guitar pedagogy.

For 6 years, Peter McCutcheon has been working with Cincinnati Junior Strings, an after-school advanced youth string orchestra, as a section coach for the bass section. He also maintains a home studio for his double bass and bass guitar students.