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Peter Markes (pronounced Marcus) is an award-winning music educator and performer based out of Oklahoma City. Audiences are mesmerized by his one-man band live-looping performances where he takes his 5-string electric violin to create and build pop hits from scratch! Also a guitarist and singer-songwriter, Peter has written and released numerous songs in the folk-pop genre, and his debut solo album, I Have A Dream, can be heard digitally worldwide. He is also a member of the band, Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road and has performed and taught in over thirty countries.
In 2014 Peter was selected from over 45,000 teachers as the Teacher of the Year for the entire state of Oklahoma. After a sixteen-year career in the public schools, he left K-12 education in 2017 to begin his solo career and start his own music business. Now on the music faculty at Oklahoma City University, he continues to maintain an active teaching and performing schedule. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Kris, and their two sons.
Hear, read, and see more on social media and YouTube @PeterMarkesMusic.