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About Barry Laluna

Barry Laluna
Barry Laluna
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Hickory, NC
Speaks: English
Instructs: Piano
Education: Studied with concert pianist Frank Giampolo in Bridgeport, CT. Jazz, classical, theory, harmony and arranging. Attended Housatonic College where the Costanzo brothers, Sonny and Sam, headed the music department. John Mehegan, noted scholar, author and educator. John set into motion the study of jazz theory and improvisation with his four book series on the subject, which is still highly recognized today. Over the years he held posts at the Manhattan School of Music, Julliard and Yale.
Performance Experience: I’ve covered most styles of music over the years… jazz, blues, pop, R & B, shows, classical… and in some very memorable venues… The Biltmore Hotel in N.Y. City, Princess Resort in Scottsdale, The Oceanic cruise ship, State Theater in St. Petersburg, Tampa Convention Center, Harvey’s Casino in Lake Tahoe, Port of Georgetown Restaurant in Washington, DC, along with many hotels and resorts, corporate functions, theaters, concerts, restaurants and clubs, and recording sessions across the country.
Teaching Experience: I have taught private and group lessons for many years (over 40).
Teaching Philosophy: In the past I have carefully guided students through the selection of materials that would insure steady, gradual progress. Learning a musical instrument should be a fun and enjoyable experience with a sense of personal satisfaction and fulfillment. I place great emphasis on areas such as theory, harmony, transposition, ear training, sight-reading, improvisation and areas of interest to the student such as musical styles.

Get to know Barry Laluna

As a piano player, keyboardist and singer I have been active in the music industry for many years as a performer and teacher, along with holding positions as, musical director, band leader, arranger, accompanist, booking, and show production.

Growing up near New York City gave me a wealth of opportunities for musical studies and experiences. I have performed solo, also in small groups, horn bands, show bands, and big bands around the country. I have also taught jazz, classical, blues, and rock piano, along with flute, sax, and voice for many years.

Over the years I’ve covered most styles of music… jazz, blues, gospel, country, R & B, shows, classical… and have played in some very memorable venues… The Biltmore Hotel in N.Y. City, Princess Resort in Scottsdale, The Oceanic cruise ship, State Theater in St. Petersburg, Tampa Convention Center, Harvey’s Casino in Lake Tahoe, Port of Georgetown Restaurant in Washington, DC, also at many hotels and resorts, corporate functions, theaters, concerts, restaurants and clubs, and recording sessions across the country. Some of the acts I’ve had the pleasure to open for and perform with have been the Righteous Brothers, Diamond Teeth Mary, Leon Redbone, Nicolette Larson, The Drifters among others.

Barry Laluna teaches at:
1620 8th Street Dr SE
Hickory, NC 28602
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