Allan Walker

Allan W.

Phoenix, AZ
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Lesson Details

Trumpet

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
For students who have recently joined a school band and want to get the most benefit by starting with a solid foundation. Students will learn the basics of sound production, forming the embouchure, breath control, and proper posture for playing the trumpet.
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About

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Allan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 70

Teaching since:
1995

I have over twenty years of teaching experience and hold 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. Willing to travel to your home for lessons, as long as you have an acoustic piano. Twice a year, students will participate in a recital to showcase their newly acquired skills. I look forward to working with you.

Experience

Private Instructor - Piano
Jun 2008 - Present
Walker Piano Studio

Teaching privately in conjunction with a teaching position in the Paradise Valley Unified School District. My teaching schedule for piano is 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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Photos & Videos

Piano Recital 2012

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Handing out trophies during the 2011 Recital

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Photo by Allan W.

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11 Reviews

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Anna L. Apr 5, 2019
Trumpet · Online

I like playing the trumpet

C Mar 28, 2019
Trumpet · In home

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

Dimitri L. Mar 8, 2019
Trumpet · In studio

We liked the trumpet lesson with Mr. walker very much. My son is encouraged to play the trumpet now!!!

Ruby Feb 6, 2019
Piano · In home

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!!

Alli O. Sep 20, 2018
Piano · In home

He is excellent at working with you at a comfortable pace and is super helpful and friendly

Jonathan Feb 22, 2018
Piano · In home

First lesson was great. My son is learning and really enjoyed his time with Allan.

Denice Jul 5, 2017
Piano · In studio

I liked Allan very much, he was very patient and very knowledgeable and learned a lot in 30 minutes

Oscar A. Apr 8, 2017
Trumpet · In home

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.

Steven H. Feb 24, 2017
Piano · In home

I find Allan to be very caring and nurturing in his teaching. Very patient. Would recommend.

Ann M. Feb 9, 2017
Trumpet · In home

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!.

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Kristee Aug 11, 2016
Piano · In home

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!

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