Josh Peters is a multi-instrumentalist trained in a number of musical traditions. He currently performs on a variety of percussion instruments, Oud, guitar, and voice. As a child Josh studied piano, guitar, and trumpet and quickly developed a passion for music learning and improvised music. Josh began his formal music training at the University of North Texas where he studied jazz arranging, Ewe drumming, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, and the rhythmic concepts of Karnatak music. After his time at UNT Josh went on to study Hindustani tabla and Kirana Gharana khayal singing with Rik Masterson (a disciple of Pandit Pran Naht) as well as continuing his study of Karnatak music on mridangam with Sri. B. Vijayan (a disciple of Karaikudi Mani).
Josh is currently focusing his study on Arab and Turkish maqam music on Oud, and continuing his study of the various percussion traditions of the Middle East. Josh has performed and recorded with a number of musicians in the Austin and DFW areas as well as in Portland, OR and performs here in Austin with ensembles including UT’s “Bereket”, ETHNOS, Indimaj, Tolstoy & Leo, and Millicent Hughes.