Learning to play guitar can be an awesome adventure or a frustrating burden. Music should be fun, inspiring and exciting. Pete Balciunas has been teaching guitar and bass guitar for 32 years and understands what it takes to teach someone how to play their instrument.
Pete uses a tried and true "rock band" style teaching approach that allows the student to learn their favorite songs, chords, melody, soloing and music theory through the songs themselves. Since music is so readily accessible through YouTube and music playing services, the opportunities are endless to learn and grow in music. Imagine being able to play your first song all the way through in four weeks. In just a few months you could have a repertoire of music to be able to enjoy with family and friends. Music is an investment in you. You can take it with you wherever you go. Develop your new capabilities that opens the doors to new experiences and friendships.
Pete is an active professional musician who writes and arranges, plays in the studio, as well as plays out in the community. Pete plays electric guitar with 80's rock band Undercover Angel, bass guitar with contemporary gospel quartet All In One and various church music teams in Brevard County Florida.
Peter Balciunas has been playing guitar and bass guitar for over 35 years. Pete plays and records music professionally. Pete can play styles from jazz, rock, country, and folk. He uses a school of rock approach when teaching music to gain measurable results in a very short period of time with his students.
Pete doesn't have a favorite band yet, but he enjoys Toto, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Journey, David Foster, Jay Graydon, George Benson, Victor Wooten and Larry Carlton.
He would like to learn how to play the chromonica from Stevie Wonder.
His favorite color is green, although he loves all the colors!
His favorite snack food is potato chips.
In his spare time he likes to sail and road bike.
Pete has performed and recorded with the following musicians:
Tre Balfor: Percussion: Color Me Badd)
Bobby "O" (Guitar: Ike Turner)
Alfi Silas (Vocalist: The Lion King)
Greg Kellogg (Pedal Steel: Pure Prairie League)
Daniel Brisbois (Vocalist: Niece on "Archy Bunkers Place") The Drifters (50's & 60's Vocal Legends)
The Coasters (50's & 60's, Vocal Legends)
The Del Aires (Formerly: The Legends Rock and Roll Reveiw Show) Cheri Keaggy (Phil Keaggy's Niece)
Mercy River - Brainstorm Recording Artists on Word Records
Hope Crusade 96 & 97
Weekly Worship Leading the last 30 years
Converge / Submerge Youth Events
Worship Leading for Christian Camps
Worship Leading for Christian Retreats
Worship leading and 10 churches.
Tommy Walker (Make It Glorious) LA Release
Modern Levi - new direction
Butch and Sundance: pop country
Pete is a professional audio / video live and recording engineer and has worked on projects with:
Frank Garnbale G.R.P. Recording Artist
Tony McAlpine - Guitar Player Magazine
The Drifters - Atlantic Records
Mercy River - Brainstorm Recording Artists on Word Records The Brave - Pakaderm Recording Artists on Word Records Stage Dolls - Polygram Recording Artists
Duane Clark - ASAPH Recording Artists
A Sight Unseen - Word Records
Sons of the San Juaquin - Warner Western The Jackson Family - Light Records
J.J. Jackson - Atlantic Records
John French - Demon Records (England)
Out Of Eden – Word Records
Buddy Grecko Big Band
Albert Lee (Nashville legend)
Jay Leach (Guitar: L.A. Session Player)
Richie Garcia (Percussion: L.A. Session Player) All 4 One (Pop Superstars)
Beau William (TBN Gospel Star)
Jeff Fenholt (TBN Music Star Former Black Sabbath Lead Vocalist, Jesus Christ Superstar) The Tripp Family (TBN Music Stars)
The Jackson Family
Jennifer Batten (Guitarist for Michael Jackson)
AUDIO BOOKS READ BY:
Burt Reynolds (smokey and the bandit)
Jamie Farr (MASH)
Ann Francis (B Film Acclaim)
William Atherton (Ghost Busters)
Beverly Garland (Seventh Heaven)