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Piano Lessons in Pacific Palisades with Lisa Donovan Lukas

Lisa has extensive live performing experience as a pianist and as a pianist/vocalist and over 20 years experience in the music entertainment industry working in the studios (Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Eric Stonerook Music, Sony, Disney, Jo Ann Kane Music Service, MCA) with music for film and television as a music copyist/proofreader, composer, orchestrator and songwriter. In addition, she has performed as a singer for sessions in film/television and radio.

Since working in the music industry, Lisa has developed a passion for teaching piano, music composition and songwriting. She very much enjoys working with each individual and is committed to every student's unique creativity. Lisa is a patient, creative teacher. She offers individualized instruction so that the student will progress at his or her own pace.

Ms. Lukas has won Composer Today awards for 7 of her piano compositions: Summer Dance, Goodnight Sweet Dreams, Lyric for Piano, Song From The Garden, Waiting, Rain and A Passing Cloud. Ms. Lukas's piano music is published with Alberti Publishing. Her piece "To Raise The Wind Horse" for piano, four hands was performed at the Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert in Santa Monica, CA.

  • Bachelor Of Music - USC Thornton School of Music (Music Composition)
  • Professional Musician's Union, Local 47 (Pianist, Orchestrator, Copyist, Proofreader)
  • American Society Of Composers And Publishers (Composer, Songwriter)
  • S.A.G./A.F.T.R.A (Vocalist)
  • Member of the Music Teachers' Association of California
  • Member of the Music Teachers National Association
  • Society of Composers & Lyricists
  • The American Composer's Forum
  • The National Association of Composers/USA
  • Composer Today Awards for: Summer Dance, Goodnight Sweet Dreams, Lyric for Piano, Song From The Garden, Waiting, Rain, A Passing Cloud
  • World Premiere: "To Raise The Wind Horse" for piano, four hands - Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert - Santa Monica, CA.
  • ASCAPlus Award Winner: Concert and Popular Catagories

LOCATION:
Pacific Palisades - convenient to Santa Monica, Brentwood, West LA and Malibu.

LIVE PERFORMANCE: (Piano Solo & Piano/Vocals)
Hotel Splendid - Zurich, Switzerland; Hotel Post - Zermatt, Switzerland
The Queen Mary - Long Beach, CA.; The Smokehouse - Toluca Lake, CA. The Ventura Club; Royal Crown Odyssey Cruise Ships; Azure Seas Cruise Ships; Hennessy's; At My Place; The Gardenia; 1000 Wilshire Club; The Palomino; Troubadour; Hotels: The Viscount, Holiday Inn, La Chaumiere, Marriott, Hyatt, Radisson Plaza, Manhattan Beach Country Club, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, etc.

MUSIC PREPARATION, COPYIST & PROOFREADER:
Universal Studios, Warner Brothers Studios, Sony Pictures, Jo Ann Kane Music
Walt Disney Studios, Eric Stonerook Music, Paramount Pictures, MCA

COMPOSER:
The Color Of Midnight - Sunset Heat - HBO (featured song)
Everywhere With You - Raging Thunder - New World Pictures
(lyric & vocal by Lisa Donovan Lukas; music by David Spear)
Poor Everybody Else - The Musical - Orpheum Theatre (Music & Lyrics)
Source music & songs - Magic of the Golden Bear - Carolco Films
Little Evil Draws - underscore cues - The Little Mermaid (TV)
Source music - DC Cab - Univeral Studios
Source music - Scamps - Universal Studios
Reflections - Women's Chorus - commission & premiere - Cornell University
Nightwalk - for Chamber Orchestra - Premiered on KFAC radio
Voices - for string quartet & mezzo soprano - Local 47 Composition Grant
Indie CD - original songs by Lisa Donovan Lukas

ORCHESTRATOR:
The Pebble & The Penguin, The Little Mermaid (Disney TV), Siegfried & Roy, Soap, Benson, I'm A Big Girl Now, Delta House, Escape, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Documentary

STUDIO VOCALS:
Babysitters Club - Columbia Pictures, Sunset Heat - New Line Cinema. Raging Thunder- New World, The Last Dragon, D.C. Cab - Universal, Annie - Rastar/Tri-Star, MonsterManners, Ren & Stimpy - Nickelodeon, Magnum PI - Universal, Jack & Mike - MGM, Super Mario Bros - Saban, Sirons - Stephan Cannell, The Gold Monkey - Universal, Maxie's World and Lady Lovely Locks - Saban; Juicey Fruit Gum, Tyson Chicken, California Eggs, JC Penny, Sunsweet Prunes, Adler's Shoes, National Public Radio, Buns Chocolate, Weekend With Bernie

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Music – University of Southern California
Piano Study with: Bernardo Segall; Doris Stevenson; Ed Willumson, Charlie Shoemake
Scoring for Film: David Raksin, Earle Hagen, Walter Scharf, Don Ray
Orchestration: Albert Harris, William Kraft, James Hopkins
Composition: Morten Lauridsen, Robert Linn, Anthony Vazzana, William Kraft
BMI Musical Theatre Workshop: Lehman Engel

 
Studio Location
Pacific Palisades, California
Serving Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Brentwood, West Los Angeles and Malibu areas
 
Phone
(310) 454-0859
 
 
Website
LisaDonovanLukas.com