Pete picked up the guitar in middle school, when he was 12 years old. He had an extreme passion for the instrument and music as a whole, and an unrelenting drive and motivation to excel and consistently improve his craft on the guitar. Pete took lessons with Nate Richards at Richards Guitar Studio for 4 and a half years throughout high school, studying multiple genres and styles of guitar playing, including metal, rock, blues, jazz, and classical. Also throughout high school, he was involved in the Garnet Valley classical guitar ensemble for 4 years. During the summer of his junior year of high school, Pete spent a week studying contemporary guitar and guitar performance at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Pete is now a teacher at Richards Guitar Studio, and is heavily involved in the Richards Rock Academy, promoting and playing shows at venues in numerous cities along the east coast. Pete also pursues his own musical endeavors independently, and has consistently maintained his tenacity and determination to succeed, not only at his own musical aspirations, but also at sharing the wonderful gift of music with the world and those around him.
A young Pete Napper playing Periphery: