Saturday Academy Faculty
Louis Hanserd is a graduate of North Park University & North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago where he received a Bachelor of Music with emphasis on piano pedagogy and a Masters of Divinity. His musical training began at the age of 9 in which he was classically trained from a renowned organist/pianist who played for the late Princess Charles & Lady Diana’s wedding. His first job was at the age of 13 as a pianist for a church. Later on he studied gospel, jazz, and also took up the cello and violin. Throughout his life Louis received high honors and several awards for piano competitions in the Midwest. In 1993 he toured Europe and the United States with the college choir where he performed a piece he arranged called Glory, Gory. Later he was invited to perform this piece at Chicago’s formally named, “Orchestra Hall.” In 1996 he was asked to be the music director for the United States Naval Training Center Protestant chapel where he led worship, directed music, and ministered to over one thousand recruits a month. Louis has been a music teacher in both public and private schools, he also has performed piano for small stage plays, and has done some background music for some television shows on Access Network.
Louis Hanserd has accomplished much throughout his lifetime such as composing & copyrighted solo piano meditation music, recently recorded two of his original songs on a CD called Glimpse which is a compilation project of some of Chicago’s great workshop leaders, wrote & directed a play for children & adults with autism/special needs, and performed piano selections with the North Park Chamber Choir at Chicago’s Symphony Center. Presently, he is a music director a Life Changing International Ministries in Austin, TX and a piano instructor at the Armstrong Community Music School. The fall of 2010 was his first year coaching piano chamber groups with the Austin Chamber Music Center.