14 Strings - Classy Music for Special Occasions

Based in Charlotte, NC, Bill Peterson and Gregg Miller are the duo that make up 14 Strings (6 on the guitar, 8 on the mandolin, for those counting).  

Bill and Gregg first met in 1983 in a church choir, and have been making music together ever since. With both having extensive backgrounds in classical music, the two good friends make a natural combination.

 Classical guitar

Bill Peterson
Bill, a NJ native and Citadel alum, began  studying guitar in his pre-teen years.  After moving to Charlotte in 1982, he studied classical guitar with Charles Vaughn, and has taken a master’s class with Pepe Romero.  

Bill is a soloist/section leader at Myers Park Presbyterian Church choir where he also met Gregg in 1983.  Bill has sung with the Charleston Opera Company, Charleston Renaissance Ensemble, both the Charlotte Oratorio Singers and Charlotte Choral Society and their respective chamber groups, Charlotte Cantata Singers/Ethos, soloed with American choral groups in Austria, Czechoslovakia and England, and is a charter member of Charlotte’s Singers of Renaissance.  Bill has a long history of Christmas-season singing as he was also a member of the Candlelight Singers for many years (the Lamplighter Restaurant’s resident caroling group) and more recently with the Holiday Singers. 

Bill is retired, married, an outdoor cooking enthusiast, sketch artist, and passionately enjoys playing bridge.


During the day, Gregg is a mathematics and statistics instructor at the local community college.  
Gregg Miller

Gregg has been playing guitar since 1968, performing in dance bands, coffee houses, and restaurants over the years.  He was also a member of various church choirs during that same time period, singing many of the major classical choral works.  In addition, he was a member of the Oratorio Singers of Charlotte for several years, further developing his knowledge of classical music.

The forty years experience with guitar and classical vocal music transferred quickly to the mandolin,
which he started playing in 2011 at the urging of his wife TammyIn the summers of 2011 and 2015, he attended the Swannanoa Gathering, where he studied mandolin with recording artist Claudine Langille

Gregg is a member of the Classical Mandolin Society of America.

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