Chad Walker

Chad W.

North Bend, WA
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About

Chad passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Chad delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
January 2010

Lessons for both electric and acoustic guitar.
I teach building blocks for many musical styles- such as Jazz, Blues, Classical, Rock, R&B, Country, Latin and Folk
Beginners to more experienced players will benefit from these lessons.
I am a very patient teacher. Since I was once a beginner myself, I understand whatever level you are at with your playing at the moment is OK.
The musical skills I teach will enable you to continue developing as a guitarist.

I am a graduate from Cornish College Of The Arts cum laude, with focus on instrumental performance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
student guitar (optional) and amp (optional)

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not provide any equipment when traveling to your location. At your location, you the student should have a guitar, music stand and any other accessories needed (such as picks, strings, amplifier, staff paper etc.)
I'm more than happy to help you find what you are looking for!

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Experience

Guitar Instructor
Sep 2016 - Present
Edmonds Community College

Guitar instruction at the college level.

Guitar Instructor
Aug 2016 - Present
Moore Brothers Music

Teaching guitar lessons to a to a diverse group of students at all levels.

Guitar Instructor
Mar 2016 - Present
Music & Arts

Teaching guitar lessons to a to a diverse group of students at all levels.

Tutor
Aug 2013 - Present
College Of The Arts

Provided tutoring services for students requiring assistance with college level music courses or related.

Guitar Instructor
Jan 2010 - Present
Self

Teaching guitar to students age10 and up, with a wide range of skill levels.

Education

Instrumental Performance
Aug 2013 - Dec 2015
Cornish College Of The Arts
Associate Of Music
Sep 2009 - Jun 2012
Shoreline Community College
Associate Of Arts
Sep 2009 - Jun 2012
Shoreline Community College

Photos & Videos

Monk & Eddie Harris mashup!
Albatross by Peter Green's early Fleetwood Mac. Great introduction to alternate tuning and slide playing.
Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee" Great finger exercise for all jazz musicians learn. Helps to understand and improve with soloing over changes.

12 Reviews

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Steve Jan 18, 2016
Music Theory · In home

Chad is very knowledgeable, open minded and great at communicating concepts.

Gregory F. Jan 16, 2016
Music Theory · In home

Chad Walker teaches the full spectrum of music theory. Though jazz is his true love, classical, pop, rock, R&B, blues, folk, are all part of his forte. I have learned valuable lessons about using scale theory as the starting point to craft improvisation, and how to create complex cords that carry original melodies when writing original jazz. He is a patient thorough mentor that helped me develop my own personal voice. But if you are a beginner, I highly recommend Chad Walker because he can build the platform for a person to enjoy playing music for a lifetime.

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Paul G. Jan 15, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Chad is a very comprehensive and thoughtful teacher. He is well organized and has a deft ability to tailor lessons to the needs of his students. He also has a thorough knowledge of equipment and accessories related to playing guitar.

Paul Gabrielson M.A.
International touring bassist

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Paul G. Jan 15, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Chad is a very comprehensive and thoughtful teacher. He is well organized and has a deft ability to tailor lessons to the needs of his students. He also has a thorough knowledge of equipment and accessories related to playing guitar.

Paul G

Paul G. Jan 15, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Chad is a very comprehensive and thoughtful teacher. He is well organized and has a deft ability to tailor lessons to the needs of his students. He also has a thorough knowledge of equipment and accessories related to playing guitar.

Paul G

Ivy Jan 15, 2016
Music Performance · In home

I played music with Chad on a regular basis for almost two years in a quartet and in duo setting. He always treats every musician with respect - regardless of experience or ability. He is the consummate professional who strives to make everyone comfortable in their playing. Chad is a great educator in every sense of the word.

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Chris Jan 14, 2016
Guitar · In home

Chad has been teaching our daughter and I the last few years and it has been fun. Since she started as a beginner it has been interesting to see my daughter's interest and abilities in the guitar grow with each lesson. Chad brings to each lesson his full knowledge and attention. He has always been on-time and in a serious but lighthearted mood throughout the lessons. Chad is great with my daughter in that he has inspired her to listen as well as play the guitar. She started out wanting to learn Beatles music and now has an interest in Jazz and Blues guitar. We have seen Chad perform in a club setting and that was very inspirational for my daughter and opened her up to the idea of being a musician. Chad has taught her to play Blackbird by the Beatles... not just strumming basic chords, but reading music notation and actually finger picking so that she sounds just like Sir Paul. He also has been including some kid-friendly music theory and Jazz and Blues scales into her lessons so I have been impressed with her development and interest in Jazz improvisation... and I attribute it to Chad's patient guidance. I highly recommend Chad to be your teacher.

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Frank Jan 14, 2016
Guitar · In home

Chad is a skilled guitarist, a knowledgable instructor and a very patient soul. He's been super helpful in bringing music and the discipline of practice into our household. Highly Recommended!

Chuck Jan 14, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Excellent guitarist and teacher; very patient with students, and knowledgable in a wide spectrum of styles. High recommendation!

Professor Chuck Deardorf
Cornish College of the Arts

Shyleen Jan 14, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I learned a lot really fast. Very constructive lessons.

Stuart Jan 14, 2016
Music Performance · In studio

Great imagination, and beautiful ways to break parts down so the feeling stays

Sam A. Aug 3, 2014
Jazz Guitar · In home

I met Chad and had the privilege to do some gigs and find him to be a great musician and teacher. A solid guitar player in many genre that are essential in today's music industry.

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