Pete Siers was born in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1961.He began
studying piano at age 6.After hearing the Army Big Band at an early age,
Pete moved his focus from piano to drums and percussion.
Pete earned a degree in Music Education from Aquinas College in
Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he studied under the direction of Dr. Bruce Early and Rupert Kettle. As a member of the Aquinas
College Jazz Ensemble, Pete was honored with several awards for outstanding
soloist and outstanding rhythm section player.
In 1984, Siers joined the John Shea Trio; a piano trio with a legacy
of steady work and great players. In 1988, Pete moved to Ann Arbor to
work with acclaimed pianist Eddie Russ. Pete's affiliation with Russ paved the
way to performances and recordings with many of the great Detroit area jazz
musicians. During this period, Pete developed his style by studying privately
with Adam Nussbaum, Jeff Hamilton, Tom Rainey and Kenny Werner.