Luke Chohany


Having grown up outside of Harrisburg in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, Luke currently lives in Baltimore and plays professionally with local folk and jazz groups. He has performed with April Verch, Brad and Ken Kolodner, The Bumper Jacksons, Hot Club of Baltimore, and Baltimore Swing Drop. Beyond Baltimore, Luke has toured the US and internationally with his adventurous folk music duo Nick and Luke. Luke prioritizes a low-stress and fun teaching style. With over a decade of teaching experience, he has developed a simple and practical method, helping his students identify personal blocks so they can learn more quickly and effortlessly. He helps his students learn how to play with good technique and pick up music by ear,  emphasizing proper body posture and mechanics to reduce discomfort and maximize enjoyment.

Luke specializes in bluegrass, jazz, country, and old-time music, and is comfortable teaching in just about any style. He teaches guitar, mandolin, piano, upright bass, and ukulele.

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Using mindfulness practices to enhance music learning and performance with professional musician and SMT teacher, Luke Chohany, and certified mindfulness teacher, Phillip McKnight.
March 14, 2021
with Luke Chohany Sunday, March 14, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Do you know how the pros play so fast? Luke will answer that question! You will learn two methods for playing faster, all while maintaining relaxed technique. You will also learn how to deconstruct difficult passages for effortless learning. If you feel stuck at slower speeds, you definitely will want to sign up for this class! This workshop is open to high school and adult students of all skill levels. All instruments welcome! $35 workshop
with Luke Chohany Sunday, February 21, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Play what you hear and understand what you play Have you ever wanted to play by ear? To listen to a song and be able to pick it out on your instrument? Luke will show you how to learn melodies on the fly and how to know what chords and scales to play. These are essential skills for anybody who wants to play in a jam! You will also learn how to jump into any song and start improvising, as well as practicing ear training anyway – even if you don’t have your instrument. This workshop is open to high school and adult students of all skill levels. All instruments...