Teacher Profile: Luke Hogfoss

Luke Hogfoss

Luke Hogfoss

Instrument(s): Bass Guitar, Guitar

City: Seattle

Western Washington University

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About Luke Hogfoss

Luke Hogfoss grew up in Beaufort, South Carolina, picking up the guitar and bass at age 13. Before that, Luke had a strong interest in all types of music. After learning the basics on guitar, he formed a band in his tiny hometown, constantly learning and writing songs.

For college, Luke went to Western Washington University in Bellingham. This was in part due to Bellingham's thriving music scene, being the launchpads for bands such as Death Cab for Cutie and The Posies. In Bellingham, Luke started playing shows and forming bands with other talented musicians. Luke gained some traction in the Northwest music scene while playing guitar and lead vocals in an indie-rock band called The Palisades. The Palisades went on multiple tours and had a KEXP in-studio performance.

After getting his bachelor's degree in Geography in 2013, Luke moved down to Seattle and played in bands The City Hall (guitar and vocals) and The Co-Founder (bass and vocals). He is frequently playing Seattle venues such as The Vera Project, The Crocodile, and Chop Suey.

Luke started teaching guitar and bass at School of Rock Issaquah in 2017. Luke quickly gained a passion for teaching music. He helped put on some camps and concerts through School of Rock, including Queen, The Pixies, and Goth Rock.

In the fall of 2018, Luke went on an ambitious national tour with The Co Founder. They played 38 shows in 40 days around the United States.

Luke took his guitar skills international in February 2019, touring in Japan. Sponsored by Gibson Guitars, Luke played 11 shows in 12 days in Japan performing with The Co Founder.

In March 2019, Luke set off on another U.S. national tour with The Co Founder. They played numerous cities including the South By Southwest festival in Austin and the Vista music festival in Monterrey, Mexico.

Currently, Luke is teaching guitar and working as an instructional assistant for special education classrooms at Seattle Public Schools. Luke is still playing shows in Seattle and constantly growing as a musician. He is excited to keep teaching through Lessons in Your Home and meet some awesome students!

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