Michael LoCascio , Pianist/Music Coordinator
Michael LoCascio is a pianist who specializes in music instruction and jazz performance. Michael began playing at the age of 10, finding inspiration from a performance of Oscar Peterson. Michael’s motivation comes from teaching his students, sharing the love of music with others, and putting smiles on people faces during every performance.
Alongside, expanding his business, he is now pursing his Master’s in Business Administration at New Jersey City University. Michael plans to continue captivating his students with his passion and love for music as he strives to create his own professional legacy as a recognized professional pianist and entrepreneur. In 2011 he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music with a specialization in Music Business from New Jersey City University. Michael has attended master classes of jazz legends Jimmy Heath, Jon Faddis, Eddie Palmieri, James Moody, Billy Taylor, Clark Terry and many more. He has also studied with multiple world-class musicians including Doug Freuler, Joel Weiskopf, Allen Farnham, Jim Ridl and classical pianists Aera Shin, Dr. Min Kim, and Sebastian Cornut.
After discovering his passion in performing and educating music to minds of all ages, Michael created Keys to Success, LLC. Its purpose is to help anyone who has always wanted to play the piano or those who wish to take their talent to a higher level. Michael’s goal is to become the largest music academy in New Jersey with a diverse staff offering education in all instruments and master classes in all aspects of music.