Lucas Heininger was born and raised in a little area in Southern California called the Antelope Valley. It was there he began his music career at the age of 12 years old. Lucas was introduced to the drums in the Cole Middle School band, where he spent the next 2 years developing a passion for music.
In 2015, Lucas joined the Littlerock High School Marching Band where he became a marching snare drummer. In the following year he became the drum captain for the marching band and the drum set player for the jazz band. He spent the next 3 years refining his skills as a versatile percussionist, ranging from classical to jazz. It was in this time that he began seeking opportunities outside of Littlerock.
Lucas performed with the Antelope Valley District Honor Band all four years of highschool where he played classical percussion. He also began playing with the Antelope Valley College (AVC) Jazz Band as a drum set player for his latter two years of highschool. In addition to that, he marched snare drum in the 2018 and 2019 Rose Parade with the Tournament of Roses Honor Band at Pasadena City College (PCC).
In 2019, Lucas graduated from Littlerock in the top 10 of his class, and then set his sights on a Bachelors in Percussion Performance at California State University Northridge (CSUN). He spent the next four years training as a mallet percussionist and orchestral timpanist. During this time he began to develop his professional career as a gigging percussionist. He played in several bands as a drum set player, as well as performing on a wide variety of percussion instruments in orchestras and concert groups, which included a musical, an opera, and two tours with the CSUN Wind Ensemble.
Aside from the performance aspect of his career, Lucas enjoys teaching music. He began working as a private instructor in 2020 and he teaches drums, percussion, piano, guitar, and vocals. Lucas occasionally works with his local high schools to help refine their percussion programs as well.