Lukas was born and raised in Waterloo, but has spent his adult life playing, teaching and composing all over the world. After studying composition and guitar performance at Wilfrid Laurier University, he graduated with a master’s degree from University of Toronto.
Although his formal education focussed on classical repertoire and performance, Lukas draws inspiration from various other musical genres and traditions, including: Top 40, Flamenco, Hindustani/Karnatic music, Fado, Klezmer, South American, and Japanese Music.
In addition to performing in various jazz ensembles, his professional career has seen him playing for the Stratford Festival Theatre (Canada), as musical director for CS Productions Theatrical Events (England), band leader for Holland America/Seabourn cruise lines (Worldwide), and composer for Little Cat Theatre Company (England).
Lukas offers lessons in guitar (classical, jazz, flamenco, rock/blues/top 40, for example), theory and composition, as well as ukulele.