Music Matters!

Music is an expression of the soul of Columbus Center for Spiritual Living. It is an integral part of our services and our community.

Music helps us to engage emotionally and physically. By stretching lyrics and repeating phrases, music gives us time to digest the message encoded in the song.

And, going even deeper, the true Power of music goes beyond words or feelings. Music creates a sacred space and invites a new level of communion with the divine. The mind is quieted, the emotions flow, and the physical body is called to move to the rhythm. 

Meet Our Music Team

The soulful sounds created by our band,  featuring Tony Bonardi on keyboards and Steve Perakis on bass - support the beautiful messages delivered each Sunday. Our team of dedicated musicians creates original music designed to uplift, inspire, and give you a reason to dance! Join us each Sunday to experience the power of the inspired music from the CCSL team.

Tony Bonardi


Tony Bonardi has been wowing audiences with his creative keyboard skills for over 20 years. As a teenager he cut his teeth performing in Northern Ohio clubs under the tutelage of St. Louis bluesman and Tina Turner alum, Sonny Robertson. Now residing in Columbus, Tony keeps a busy schedule playing with a variety of acts throughout the Midwest. Just as adept playing salsa and top 40 as he is in a jazz environment, Tony truly brings his diverse, energetic influence to all appearances.

Steve Perakis

Bass Guitarist

Steve Perakis performs locally and internationally in a multitude of styles, on electric and double bass. He writes and composes in many styles and is the leader of several local groups, teaches privately and owns a growing project recording studio. He has been playing bass for more than four decades, has two decades of accompaniment experience in musical theater, international and modern dance. He also sings, plays guitar, drums and keyboards.