Thanks to you, piano has become a joy for life! Ever since you became my teacher, I have developed a deeper passion for the piano as my skills have grown and refined. As a Business major at Notre Dame University, I enjoy continuing our lessons remotely and have connected with new friends in college through playing the piano. Piano is the gift that keeps on giving!
Victor Wicks (Student)
In these last few years of lessons with Peggy I have found a mentor and caring guide on my jazz journey who is generous, patient, and professional. She tailors her lessons to meet my creative goals and is truly attentive. She has so much diverse experience in her unique music career, and has provided invaluable insight and inspiration to me on how to wear many hats as an artist, arranger, composer, and producer. Most of all she is so supportive and encouraging and I am grateful to work with her. Working with Peggy is an absolute blessing!
Ellen Warkentine (Piano Student and Theater Educator)
I could not be more pleased with my granddaughter Leyla’s opportunity to study with you. She was eager to begin collecting her practice stars and was thinking about what her future goals might be. What a gift. She is soaking this up like a sponge!
Ann Burge (Grandparent)
Peggy has worked with me at Concordia University Irvine (CUI) for ten years. During that time, she has exposed our students to the highest levels of jazz, and set standards of excellence and high demands all while keeping the pleasure of performing music as the priority for students. She has instilled inspiration and the prioritization of becoming a better musician in her students. We are indebted to Peggy for her fine teaching of the jazz combo, songwriting, jazz improvisation and piano lessons.
Jeff Held, D.M.A. (Arts Division Chair at CUI)
I have had the privilege of hiring Peggy Duquesnel for the past ten years as an adjudicator and clinician for the Fullerton College Jazz Festival. She has done an outstanding job in critiquing both instrumental and vocal ensembles and soloists. Peggy has my highest recommendation as a clinician, adjudicator and professional musician!
Terry Blackley (Former Dean of Fine Arts at Fullerton College)
Peggy is a vibrant member of the Southern California musical scene. Even in this vast talent pool, there are relatively few singer/pianists who perform and teach both skills at a high level. Peggy belongs in that club. She is a wonderful musician and person and is a valuable asset to the music community.
Shelly Berg (Former Director of Jazz Studies at USC)