Instructor Profile. - Luke Backhaus: Piano
Luke is the youngest of a musical family of four and has been surrounded by music since birth. In fact, his Mom and Dad met by playing in a band together! His father, the owner of Keyboard Kastle, began teaching him to play when he was 6 and his passion for piano and music was born.
Luke graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Music degree in 2007. Since graduating, He has played keys, sang backup vocals, and helped write songs in three Omaha based rock bands: Malpais, Lonely Estates, and Foreign Body. Over the years they have shared the stage with internationally recognized bands (Blondie, Cursive, and Blue October to name a few) and had their music featured on National TV shows: 90210, Harper’s Island, and The hard times of RJ Berger. They have also been nominated for 3 Omaha Entertainment Awards for their music. Their music can be found on iTunes and Spotify if you are interested in listening to it.
Additionally, Luke is a member of the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and the OMTA (Omaha Music Teachers Association). He also teaches at SNJ Studio of Music in Millard for those of you who live out west.