Called a “national class mandolin and fiddle player” by the Portland Oregonian, Pete Martin plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar and tenor guitar, and has performed and recorded with many Northwest artists.
Pete has placed well in many national and regional instrumental competitions. In 1983, he placed in the top 5 at the Walnut Valley Mandolin Contest in Winfield, Kansas. In 1994, he was National Adult Fiddle Champion at Weiser, Idaho. In addition, he has judged the National Fiddle Contest three times.
Pete is a regular columnist for Mandolin Magazine and has authored 12 instructional books on mandolin and fiddle playing.
Pete teaches mandolin, fiddle and tenor guitar to students of all ages in the greater Seattle area, and around the country via webcam lessons.
Interested in learning to play? Contact Pete at (206) 367-9756 or
To arrange a lesson, contact Tom
Speaking of mandolin lessons, we thought this was hilarious.