Instruments - Voice and Audio Production
Students - Voice, Beginner to Expert, Audio Production, Beginner to Intermediate
Styles - Voice: Classical/Opera, Country, Pop, Jazz, Folk, Musical Theater, Choral, Cabaret, Lounge/Crooner
(Production: Indie/Folk, Trap, Hip-Hop, EDM)
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him
For Luke, there was never a time before music in his life. Hearing his family sing, and listening to Broadway recordings and Bob Dylan as a young child instilled a love for voice that would come back in his teen years.
Once his voice dropped he found a love for singing choral and classical music. After winning the State competition in solo Bass voice and Large Mixed ensemble in high school, Luke went on to Indiana University’s prestigious Jacob’s School of Music to study with Washington native, Heidi Grant-Murphy. While there he sang in eight mainstage productions, was hired out to New York City to perform in the premier of a new show, and flew to Tel Aviv to sing with other IU students in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” with the Israeli Vocal Arts Academy.
While at IU Luke also sang bass in the acapella group “Another Round” formally known as “Straight No Chaser”. This engrossed him in a culture of regular, weekly performances around campus, and the greater Midwest region, working as hired entertainment for professional groups and theaters.
Now back in his home state, Luke spends his time honing his guitar skills, producing original music on the computer, and playing a lot of fun covers for YouTube. Equally at home in many different genres, he hopes to show the students at West Side Music Academy their best unique musical voices!
On Luke’s Stereo - My turntable spins a lot of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., old opera recordings, Ariana Grande, Tame Impala, Owl City and Nordic EDM artist Kygo.
Favorite Gig - My sophomore year of college I was one of the youngest students to take on a lead role in a mainstage show, playing Harold Hill in IU’s new production of “The Music Man”, a show I’ve loved ever since doing th 5th Avenue Theater’s Rising Star Production of that show four years before, as a sophomore in high school. Getting to perform that show after an intense rehearsal process was one of the most rewarding feelings I’ve ever felt.
Why Luke Loves West Side Music Academy - I love that West Seattle students have the opportunity to learn from amazing local musicians at a school where personal growth and the goals of each individual student hold the highest importance. It is a place where each student can find their own, personal musical voice and let it out!