Luke Mulholland (Guitar)

BMus Jazz Performance (Berklee College of Music)

Luke Mulholland grew up in Toronto, beginning his guitar studies at age nine. He began his studies in classical, then progressed to electric a few years later. By fourteen, Luke was playing open-mic nights in Toronto’s rock scene and writing his own songs.

It was then that Luke formed his first band, Mulholland Drive, and started performing at Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse. There he played hundreds of gigs both as headliners and opening for guitar legends Carlos Santana, Blues Traveler, Blue Oyster Cult, Johnny Winter and Marshall Tucker Band. Around this same time, Luke participated in a major tour of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States opening for Dickey Betts, co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band, with whom Luke would routinely play on stage. Luke attended the world-renowned Berklee College of Music, earning his degree in Jazz Performance. While Luke was still earning his college degree, his band was nominated for Best Blues-Rock Act at the 2009 Boston Music Awards.

In 2012, Luke moved to Los Angeles. He continued to play many shows with The Luke Mulholland Band. Two of his songs were optioned for Sony’s major motion picture Heaven is for Real, and sold jingles for commercials while doing guitar session work. Eventually, Luke noticed a trend in pop music emerging, where the guitar was returning to its prominence in well-written songs. Inspired by this, he began to combine the feel of the pop charts with his own “unique, classic, guitar-rock infusion”. In late 2014, Luke was introduced to Grammy award winning producer, Peter Stengaard and together, they produced an EP full of Luke’s new, guitar-infused, signature pop-rock sound.

Throughout his time in Los Angeles, Luke was an active teacher, working with students of all ages and skill levels. He enjoys solving musical problems for students through creativity, musical exploration and a vast knowledge of rock, jazz and classical theory.

Recently, Luke has returned home to his friends and family in Toronto to continue his performing and teaching careers. He is excited to join the team at Toronto Music Alliance, and looks forward to sharing his love of music with everyone!

New & notable

What's new

ToMA Children's Choir Starting September 12!

Our ToMA Online Choir - for children ages 6-12 - is gearing up to start rehearsing on Saturday, September 12. The cost for the choir is $270 per term, with two terms during the school year. Rehearsals run from 10-11 Saturday mornings, and rehearse via Google Meet. Feel free to contact us for the link to our rehearsal room, and join in the musical fun! You can join us starting anytime, even partway through the season (we will made adjustments to the fee for later starts).

To see just a small sample of what they do, click Read More to see one of the videos from our Summer Virtual Choir program.

Why Online-Only Lessons?

We've heard from many of you asking both when we will be able to return to in-person lessons, as well as why we are working only online with our students. The first answer is, we don't know. But the second answer is simple: safety. And we have the science to back it up.