Luis is a guitarist and composer born and raised in Bethlehem, PA. He started off his musical journey playing traditional Puerto Rican folk music with his family and playing for the church on Sundays. These experiences developed in him a strong appreciation for the art of improvisation and the use of music as a tool for expression and meditation. At Kutztown University, he continued his musical career as a proud member of the KU Jazz I Ensemble and the five-time Downbeat Award winning Blues and Rock Ensemble I. He then earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance in Spring 2021, and continues to write and perform in a diverse multitude of genres including Latin, jazz, blues, rock, R&B, funk, and neo-soul.
As an educator, Luis is passionately committed to investing in each students’ education and growth. He teaches music as a language and hopes to engage them in activities that challenge them to be creative, disciplined, flexible, and cooperative with others.