Pete Estabrook holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Professional Music from Berklee College and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Jazz Studies from California Institute of the Arts as well as an AmSat Approved Teaching Certificate from the Northern California Center for the Alexander Technique.
In addition to teaching privately for over 37 years, he has taught Jazz Courses, Trumpet, and Music Fundamentals at Santa Rosa Junior College for over 22 years and served on the faculty at Sonoma State, Pacific Union College, and Napa Valley College. Pete has 6 album credits (to date) with Bay Area Artists in the Jazz, Pop, Folk, and Ethnic genres. His transcriptions of Miles Davis' solos have also been included with the 2006 and 2006 Concord Music Group re-releases of the 1950's Prestige Sessions and his transcriptions of Ellington's Queen's Suite were performed by the Danish National Radio Orchestra in 1991.
Pete's Trumpet teachers include: Bobby Shew, Mario Guineri, Mark Inouye, Jeff Biacalana, John Pearson, and others; as well as single lessons with: Anthony Plog, Jon Lewis, Roy Poper, Louis Hanzlik, John Henes, Raymond Mase, Mike Vax, John Cappola, etc.
He has played with the Ukiah and Lake County Symphonies, Benicia Ballet, Cinnebar Opera, Holland America, Princess and Carnival Cruise Lines, as well as Bay Area Latin, Pop, Top 40, Swing, R & B, Brass, and Jazz groups. His theater experience includes playing Broadway Shows at the Raven, Spreckles Center, 6th St. Playhouse, Summer Repertory Theater, and the Cinnebar Theater. Additionally, he has served as Racetrack Bugler on the Northern California Fair Circuit for Alameda, Sonoma, San Joaquin, and Solano Counties, the Sacramento State Fair and Cal-Expo Harness Racing for over 32 years.