top of page



Inducted into ASCAP: Steve P. Lemonakis membership No. 1755056

     Steve Lemonakis worked as a studio musician/arranger/composer for several “jingle houses” in the Pittsburgh Area, performing and producing commercial sound tracks for radio and television.

     Steve has a Master of Music in Performance from Duquesne University, and a Bachelors in Music Education from West Liberty University.

     He was fortunate to have articles published in several music journals and magazines including “Modern Drummer.”

     Steve served as the musical arranger and conductor of the international vocal group, “The Four Coins” where he had the opportunity to conduct the PBS Orchestra performing several of his arrangements on the show, “Magic Moments” which aired on national television on PBS.

     Steve was selected to conduct the Pittsburgh Diocese Greek Orthodox Choir, consisting of vocalists from fourteen church choirs in the Pittsburgh Diocese. This choir was accompanied by members of the Pittsburgh Symphony.  The concert took place at the prestigious Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh.

     Steve’s career summary also involved playing drums “in concert” for Stevie Wonder at West Liberty University.  He was brought in at a moments notice to perform with Stevie Wonder.  

     Steve has worked as a public school music teacher for thirty five years, (String Orchestra/Band/Choir/Musical Theater). He received the “Citation of Excellence Award” from the Music Educators National Conference.  He was also selected as “Teacher of the Year” at his school district.

     He worked as a judge for the prestigious Civic Light Opera’s “Gene Kelly Awards” which takes place each year at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh.

     His career in performing music has taken him to many cities throughout North America; Chicago, Vancouver, Washington D.C., New York City, Toronto, Boston, Las Vegas, Miami, Cleveland, Clearwater, and Palm Springs.

     Currently, Steve works as a studio recording engineer.


John Nychis came to the United States from Greece as a small child.  He was educated in the Pittsburgh Public School System  where, at nearly age, he was introduced to the violin.  Through the church, he was introduced to singing.  He went on to earn a Bachelor of Music Degree, and a Master of Music Degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

     While at Duquesne University, John “double majored” in voice and violin.  He is fluent to two languages (Greek & English). 

John taught music in the Pittsburgh Public Schools while continuing to perform as a professional musician as a vocalist, piano player and violinist.

     While visiting Greece, John performed and toured with the international Greek bouzouki virtuoso, Kostas Kaplanis.  He also toured and performed with international recording vocal group,  Trio Bel Canto. 

     As a composer, John Nychis has an extensive catalogue of original Greek compositions.  His music was also performed by the Pittsburgh Diocese Greek Orthodox Choir which consists of selected members form fourteen church choirs in the Pittsburgh Diocese.  The concert took place at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, in front of five thousand people. 

     John toured with many bands and orchestras throughout North America and Greece, which includes; New York City, Athens, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Virginia Beach, Toronto, Palm Springs, Jacksonville, Cleveland, Sarasota, Fort Myers and Vancouver, Canada.

     John also has a great deal of studio recording experience performing on many albums.  He took these experiences and poured them into this project; GINE AGGELOS “Be An Angel.” 

bottom of page