Allan Walker
Phoenix, AZ
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Allan Walker

Allan W.

Phoenix, AZ
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Students will learn the fundamentals of playing the piano--everything from correct posture, reading by note, music theory, and performance preparation! As students progress, they can choose to focus more on Jazz, Broadway and movie themes, or Praise and Worship music. For more serious musicians, check out my Classical Piano page.

Studio Policy - Missed Lessons
If you must miss a lesson, please make every effort to notify the instructor at least 24 hours in advance. A make-up lesson may or may not be scheduled at the teacher’s discretion.
~ Any lesson which is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance may be forfeited.
~ Lessons missed due to teacher cancellation will be rescheduled or credit given.
~ Make-up lessons cannot be rescheduled a second time, and if missed, you will be charged automatically for that lesson.
~ If a pattern of missed lessons develops, the student will be removed from the teacher’s weekly schedule.

Teacher's Studio vs. In-home lessons:
Students must have an acoustic piano--not a digital keyboard--for in-home lessons. Otherwise, lessons will be provided at the instructor's home studio. Just so you know, on lessons taught in your home, there is an additional charge for travel.

About Allan W.

I am an experienced music educator with over twenty-five years of teaching experience. I have two Master's degrees: one in Music and one in Education. I work with students ages 7 to 70 from beginners through late intermediate levels. Once things return to normal, students will participate in recitals (usually twice a year) to showcase their newly acquired skills.
Online Classroom: With recent concerns over the Coronavirus, many of my lessons are done "online" until things begin to settle down. Hopefully, you will find music lessons to be a constructive activity and a positive outlet while staying at home. In addition, my prices have been temporarily reduced to give families an added financial break during this difficult time. Looking forward to working with you online.

Reviews

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Anna L.
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Posted Apr 3, 2020
Evan P.
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Great first lesson!

Posted Mar 26, 2020
Anna L.
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I like playing the trumpet

Posted Apr 5, 2019
C
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Allan is very professional yet fun, and explains things in a way I can understand! Excellent instructor! Thanks

Posted Mar 28, 2019
Dimitri L.
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We liked the trumpet lesson with Mr. walker very much. My son is encouraged to play the trumpet now!!!

Posted Mar 8, 2019
Ruby
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Allan worked so well with my daughter. He follows her pace so to not frustrate her. I love the choice of songs he has her playing!!

Posted Feb 6, 2019
Alli O.
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He is excellent at working with you at a comfortable pace and is super helpful and friendly

Posted Sep 20, 2018
Jonathan
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First lesson was great. My son is learning and really enjoyed his time with Allan.

Posted Feb 22, 2018
Denice
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I liked Allan very much, he was very patient and very knowledgeable and learned a lot in 30 minutes

Posted Jul 5, 2017
Oscar A.
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Very professional. Able to keep the attention of my seven-year-old for the whole half hour ! I think he'll make a lot of progress.

Posted Apr 8, 2017
Steven H.
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I find Allan to be very caring and nurturing in his teaching. Very patient. Would recommend.

Posted Feb 24, 2017
Ann M.
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Mr Walker is outstanding! He is teaching both my kids trumpet and piano lessons for past 2 months. He is patient, kind as well as firm/gentle at the same time. My kids really like him and lessons are going very well. Thank you Mr. Walker!. We really appreciate you!.

Posted Feb 9, 2017
Kristee
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Allan taught piano to my two children for over four years. He was always very kind and patient with each of them, teaching them the fundamentals first and then building on those skills with progressively more difficult pieces. The twice yearly recitals taught my children memorization skills and presentation poise. I would highly recommend Allan as a piano teacher!

Posted Aug 11, 2016

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Experience

Private Instructor - Piano, Trumpet
Jun 2008 - Present

Walker Piano Studio

In conjunction with a full-time teaching position in the Paradise Valley Unified School District, my private lessons are mostly evenings and weekends.

Public School Teacher - Band, Piano, & Strings
Feb 2008 - Present

Paradise Valley Unified School District

On weekdays, I keep busy as a full-time music educator in the public school system. I teach at two elementary schools (Beginning Band) and one middle school (Band, Strings, and Piano).

Education

Master's Degree, Educational Leadership
Jul 2008 - Dec 2012

Northern Arizona University

Master's Degree, Choral Conducting
Aug 1992 - May 1994

Arizona State University

Bachelor's Degree, Choral/General Music Education
Jun 1983 - Dec 1987

Arizona State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Standard Secondary Education, 6-12 (Renewed)
May 2016

Arizona Department of Education

Approved area: Music, PreK-12

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jul 2011
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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