Peter Smith

Clarinet, Saxophone

*On Leave

BMus Performance Clarinet (Sydney) 2009,

MMus Performance Clarinet (Sydney) 2012,

Sydney Conservatorium Musicology Lecturer 2011-2016,

AIM Clarinet Lecturer 2016-Present,

Youtuber (Soundole VGM Covers).

Artist's Background

Peter received his Bachelor in clarinet performance in 2009, and his Masters in clarinet performance in 2012, both from the Sydney Conservatorium, where he worked as a musicology tutor from 2011-2016. Highlights of his performance career include engagements as a soloist with the Balmain Sinfonia and Strathfield Symphony Orchestra, performing recitals for the Australasian Saxophone and Clarinet Conference in 2013, a well-received chamber tour of Paris and London in 2011, and recording a jazz trio album in 2013. He has also performed or recorded with the Sydney Chamber Opera, Wollongong Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Kammerklang, Halcyon, and Ensemble Offspring. He is also currently working as a clarinet lecturer at the Australian Institute of Music.

From 2014 onwards, Peter has increasingly devoted his time to producing covers of video game music for his Youtube channel ( He has produced innumerable covers of his own, and collaborated with dozens of international VGM musicians, appearing on numerous albums by Materia, Gamelark, and Pixel Mixers. He has appeared in two albums which have charted on bandcamp: 'Undertale: Purple Side' in 2016 (reaching no. 1), and 'Johto Legends' in 2018. In 2016, he released a solo album of covers of 8-bit RPG Town Themes called 'Winds of Home', using Electric Wind Instruments, and in 2018 will release an EP of jazz VGM arrangements called 'Café VGM'.

As a Teacher...

Peter strongly believes in equipping his students with the technical facility and musical understanding to make wise autonomous decisions as performers. He encourages his students to treat musical study not merely as a technical exercise, but an avenue for personal storytelling and self-expression.