Pianist Fazio is an award-winning educator and professional pianist. his multifarious career has seen him take stages from weddings to jazz clubs – getting up in the morning and teaching a classroom of school children, and continuing through the evening teaching piano lessons at a local music studio. Such notables as The Platters, The Drifters and The Coasters have called upon his skills as a player.
Piano Lessons with Lou Fazio
Education: Berklee College of music – Degree in Traditional Composition, Jazz Composition and Music Education.
Private Education: Studied Piano with Dean Earl, Paul Schmeling, James Williams and Tony Germain. He studied jazz composition and arranging with Herb Pomeroy, Tony Texeria, Paul Schmeling, Greg Hopkins, Charlie Mariano and Tony Germain. He studied composition with Bill Maloof, John Bavicci and Tom Magaugh
Awards: 1995 Recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Teaching Award (“I Touch The Future”) from Framingham State College
Teaching and Clinics: Framingham Public School System and privately at Kurlan Music Center
Playing Experience: Chuck Jackson, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Platters, solo piano work, R&B Bands, jazz bands, Big Bands, pop bands and show bands throughout the Cnetral New England Region.
Touring and other highlights: Toured the East Coast with Chuck Jackson.
Notes and tones: “It’s not the amount of hours you practice, but it’s the consistency of practicing everyday. Do not set practice times but set obtainable goals that are able to reach, so that when you are done you feel good about what you have accomplished. Practice when your energy level is high, not when you’re tired.