Peter Balciunas has been playing guitar and bass guitar for over 25 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, 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
WeeklyWorship Leading the last 25 years
Converge / Submerge Youth Events
Worship Leading for Christian Camps
Worship Leading for Christian Retreats
Worship leading and 10 churches.
TommyWalker (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
TonyMcAlpine - 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 Renalds (smokey and the bandit)
Jamie Farr (MASH)
Ann Francis (B Film Acclaim)
William Atherton (Ghost Busters)
Beverly Garland (Seventh Heaven)