About Us

“Music is a legacy of our family. We have all been raised playing music. Through 3 generations, our music is part of what binds us together. Sharing the joy of music with others is our passion. Seeing students mature into musicians is what we are all about. Our family continues to work together to this end.”

We’ve been in the Highlands of Louisville for 45 years. Just exit the Watterson Expressway and head North. Travel five stoplights and we’re on the right.

About John Bizianes

Studied music on piano, organ and trumpet with various instructors for 22 years.
Has taught and played professionally full-time since 1983 and teaches a blending of traditional (classical) and improvisational (jazz, praise-and-worship, etc.) styles.
Earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration Degree (1987).
Is passionate about teaching people to understand, play and perform music.
Is married with two grown daughters.

About Chris Bizianes

Chris Bizianes is a career musician, educator, and producer.

He is a husband and father of two children. He has taught at Bizianes Music for the past 32 years specializing in piano, keyboard, organ, saxophone, clarinet, bass, guitar, advanced theory and composition, arranging and music software applications.

He has taught on staff at Bellarmine University in the Music Technology department since 2007. He owns and operates Bizianes Music Productions where he is producer, recording engineer, mixing and mastering engineer and performer.

He is an electronic music clinician and independent studio consultant recommending studio design, acoustical treatments, recording systems, and microphones.

He has performed with The Louisville Orchestra, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Four Tops, Jack Jones, Pointer Sisters, Melissa Manchester, Frank Sinatra Jr., Fifth Dimension, Rosemary Clooney, Maureen McGovern, Tony Orlando, Guy Lumbardo Orchestra, Nancy Wilson, Florence Henderson, Little Anthony, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

He is from Louisville and has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Louisville.

About Joe Shaw

Joe is an Electric, Acoustic, Classical, & Jazz Guitarist. Other stringed instruments include but not limited to: Steel Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Dulcimer, & Bass Guitar.

Joe has been playing guitar for 44 years and studied with great jazz guitarist Jack Brengle. He also played drums and percussion in Jefferson County school bands since 1972, playing in marching and concert bands.

Joe is a husband (Judy) and father of one girl (Jillian) 13. Joe has taught at Bizianes Music since 2002, but also taught guitar & drums at Preston Music Center from 1979.

As a performing musician, Joe started playing paying gigs at 13 and played in R.U.O.K? from 1987 until 1995 making his sole living playing to Louisville Night Life. In 1996 Joe took a change in venue playing in Southeast Christian Church Worship band for 16 years, including two CD’s.

Joe has worked with the likes of: Delbert McClenton, Buddy Guy, Roy Buchanan, Dr. John, Dr. Hook, Jimmy Raney, Larry Coryell & Michael Hedges. Joe has owned and operated a mobile multitrack recording studio and recorded 100 local bands, musicians, & churches for varying projects. He has produced 5 full length CD’s of music showcasing his playing.

Joe has a Bachelors Degree in Systems & Networking Administration and an Associate in Electronics.