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The British Drum Co. is pleased to announce that Peter Vulperhorst is the latest Marching Division artist to join our artist family. Peter started drumming from the age of 7 where he was taught by his father-in-law, Sjoerd Westra, a musician in the Dutch Marines, Tamboers & Pijpers. At the age of 12, Peter started a high-quality classical percussion program with his teacher, Johan Faber, one of the best percussion teachers in Holland at that time. In 1993 he graduated Cum Laude (UM) at the Utrecht Conservatory where Johan Faber was still his teacher, mentor and coach.

From 1987-1992 he studied Orchestral Percussion, Classical Snare Drum, Marimba, and the Teacher degree at the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam. Peter says “teaching students on community level, International Masterclasses for semi-professionals and professionals always has been my life work, inspiration and motivation to continue as a musician”. His highlights include teaching at the National Conservatoire in Lisbon, The Royal College of Music London, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester UK and the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam and in several colleges in Asia.