Over the years, DeWayne has continued his percussion education by studying with world renowned educators like John Campese, Founder of the WGI activity Infinity; Alan Dawson, a jazz recording artist that was based out of Boston; Gary Chaffee, Berklee College of Music; Leon Alexander, United States Navy Band; Jeff Shoregin, Navy Music Program.
DeWayne has also taught several award-winning High School drumlines across the country to include: Kempsville High School, Virginia Beach, VA; Bolton High School, Arlington, TN; Salem High School, Salem, VA.
DeWayne is currently a free-lance musician and percussion educator in the Roanoke Valley. He’s an active member of Brass 5 and the Latin jazz group Jstop Latin Soul. He has also played with many different artists including Jack Johnson, Lee Greenwood, Chuck Mangione, John D’earth, Jon Metzger and Three Dog Night.
DeWayne Peters, a native of Salem, Virginia, started his musical career at the age of twelve. By the age of sixteen he was a Virginia All-State percussionist, and at 17 he marched DCI with the Florida Wave drum and bugle corp. Upon High School graduation, DeWayne entered the United States Navy Music Program, accomplishing a highly successful career serving on active duty as a Military musician. During his 23 years of service, he led many performance ensembles that traveled the globe to include 58 countries throughout Europe, South America, Africa, Iceland and Asia.