Will Luckey, a well-known Island musician and music teacher, died on August 17 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital after battling cancer. He was 68.

He was known on the Island as a piano, guitar, and voice teacher for students of all ages, but his particular gift was bringing out music in young people.

He was the son of Gen. Robert and Cary Walker Luckey. He moved to the Vineyard in 1963, and attended both the West Tisbury and Tisbury schools before finishing high school off-Island.

His band, Magic Music, first formed in the 1960s in Boulder, Colo. “We lived in a campground in two school buses and a doughnut truck,” Mr. Luckey recalled in a 2014 story in the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine. The band reformed again 45 years later and released an album.

Mr. Luckey is survived by his wife Diane (Cub) Luckey, his sister Laura Luckey, his children Ben, Anna, and Carey, and two grandchildren.

A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette.