Peter was born and raised on the island of Maui. He began playing ukulele at the age of 6. Later he studied ukulele with Keoki Kahumoku and Herb Ohta Jr. Other important influences include all the masters of Hawaiian Slack Key guitar with whom he has played regularly for the last 15 years, including Ledward Kaapana, Sonny Lim, Richard Ho'opi'i, Brother Noland, George Kahumoku Jr., Sean Na'auao, and many more. Peter now plays professionally around Maui both solo and in groups at: The Hula Grill Kaanapali (leading the band Wilipohaku), Merriman's Kapalua (Solo), Monkey Pod Ka'anapali (Solo), and The Slack Key Show at Napili Kai. Peter is featured on all four of the Slack Key Show’s Grammy winning compilation CDs: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.1, Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.2, and also on the Grammy nominated Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar.