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Lou Balascio

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Lou Balascio - Piano, Instructor

Lou Balascio began his music studies at the age of eight.  His education consisted primarily in classical, contemporary and jazz piano. He also plays organ and accordion.  He most recently studied with veteran jazz pianist Chris Parker and world-renowned classical pianists Dr. Tammy Lum and Margrit Zimmermann.  Lou has his Associates Degree in Jazz Performance and is completing his BMU in Music Education at the Manhattan Campus of Nyack College this year.

Lou started his professional career at the age of 15.  He has toured the USA and abroad with road acts from the 80's and 90's and has worked with many notable agencies including Hal Prince, Wayne Marshall, Steven Scott, Hank Lane and Craig Scott.  Lou worked in the pit for many musical theater performances, most recently at the Westchester Broadway Theater and the Chappaqua Drama Group.  He has played in support acts for many southern rock acts including The Outlaws, 38 Special, Marshall Tucker Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Allman Brothers, Artimus Pyle/Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and others.  Lou played for over 20 years in the Craig Scott Agency Band "Phase One'.  In the last four years, he's worked with talented bands of every genre from Latin Fusion to Party Rock and is frequently known to sub into bands at a moment's notice.  Lou has been teaching privately for over 25 years and recently taught an after school music program for nine schools in the Clarkstown school district.  Along with teaching at NY School of Music, Lou teaches at Sharps and Flats Conservatory in CT.  He is recently playing out with Cloud Nyne and is the worship leader at Warwick Valley Church of the Nazarine. 

Main InstrumentPiano
Other Instrument(s)Piano, Accordian
Level(s) TaughtBeginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Style(s) TaughtLatin, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Alternative, Contemporary , Broadway/Theater, Pop
NYSM Program(s)Private Lessons

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