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Peter Dankelson

Peter Dankelson is proof that anything is possible with passion and a positive attitude.  He is 20 years old and undergone 35 surgeries to correct birth defects from Goldenhar Syndrome.

Peter is a musician and motivational speaker for Pete’s Diary where his humor and music encourage others to embrace what makes them different.  Peter was recognized as one of Music Radar’s Top Online Guitar Personalities of 2020.  He has motivated thousands to follow the Pete’s Diary mission of living your life with confidence, courage, and kindness.

Peter has been playing guitar for five years, and he loves Blues and Classic Rock.  His biggest influences are Angus Young, Slash, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, and Gary Moore.  Peter has performed with Jared James Nichols, Trapper Schoepp, and Ike Reilly and has been featured on All Guitar Network, Norman’s Rare Guitars, Carter Vintage Guitars, and Consequence of Sound’s AC/DC Back in Black 40th Anniversary Celebration.

Peter is a Rare Storyteller for the charity Harmony 4 Hope and a #ChooseKind Speaker for Children’s Craniofacial Association.

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