Luke Payne : Sarod
Luke Payne is a guitarist, songwriter and music teacher based in Winston Salem, North Carolina. After earning a Masters in Music at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied classical guitar with Joseph Pecoraro, Luke has worked to establish himself in the area as a freelance teacher and performer. He has held teaching positions at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston Salem State University, The Community Music School and Grace Church Arts Academy. He also remains active as a performer, both as a soloist and as a member of various bands and ensembles, including Lean In and The Winston Salem Classical Guitar Septet.
Luke’s passion for learning is ongoing, and his post-graduate music studies have included classical voice and piano lessons. In addition, since 2009, he has studied Indian classical music with Dr. Laxmikant Doshi & Gaurang Doshi.
He is currently in the final stages of self-producing his debut record of original songs, for which he has received a grant from The Arts Council of Winston Salem and Forsyth County.