Kevin Walker

Kevin W.

Philadelphia, PA

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Kevin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
April 2007

My approach to teaching has a very heavy emphasis on implementing the idea of mindfulness into the students life. I have found that this is not only the quickest way to learn, but also the most motivating way to learn any skill for both my students and myself. A simple awareness of the finite details that go into a craft, while at the same time acting upon them in way that is loose and detached has helped me learn an array of new skills and has profoundly changed my life as well as others for the better.


Sep 1999 - Present


2017 Sofar sounds (Philly, Brooklyn, DC)
2016 Philly Fringe Festival
2015 Opening act for Lady Lamb
2015 Opening act for Hey Marseilles
2013 Opening act for San Fermin
(w/ Panic Years)
2013 World Music Contest – Kerkrade, Netherlands- “Fab kit playing...”
2013 CMJ-Music Marathon 2013 (w/ Panic Years)
2013 Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Series performance of Drumming by Steve Reich
2013 PAS Pennsylvania Day of Percussion- Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2012 World Premier of Bill Cunliffe's Overture, Waltz, and Rondo at Temple Performing Arts Center
2012 Premier recording of Bill Cunliffe's Overture, Waltz, and Rondo (Grammy nominated)
2012 Premier recording of John Mackey's Mass for Percussion Ensemble

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra
The Choristers
Princeton University Theater Company
La Salle University Theater Company
Temple University Orchestra
Temple University Wind Symphony
Alokli Ewe Drum and Dance Ensemble
Atlantic Brass Band
Philadelphia Wind Symphony
Percussive Arts Society
Philadelphia Sinfonia (Principal Percussion of the 2008-2009 Season)

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Bachelor of Music- Percussion Performance
Jan 2008 - May 2013
Temple University
Jazz Studies
Jun 2007 - Jul 2007
Uarts Pre-College Summer Institute


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Thomas Siwe Scholarship
Nov 2012
Orchestra Scholarship
Jun 2008
Upper Moreland High School


Percussive Arts Society, The
Mar 2009

We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.

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3 Reviews

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Christopher Mar 24, 2016
Drum · In studio

Very knowledgeable. I liked being educated or informed about the process of my son's lesson before and after.

Sally G. Jun 6, 2015
Drum · In studio

After 30 years I finally decided to learn how to play drums. Kevin clearly knows what he's doing in any genre of drumming! It seemed like every lesson he had a clear/thorough plan, didn't stress me out by teaching to rapidly, or bore me by going to slowly. A very solid teacher.

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Sam K. Jun 6, 2015
Drum · In home

Been trying to get my middle-schooler to practice for a few years now. It's like pulling teeth.

Kevin has somehow broken through to him. Fun lessons. Incredibly useful homework. Couldn't recommend him more.

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