Kevin Walker

Kevin W.

Philadelphia, PA

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About

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

Teaching since:
April 2007

BM Temple University-percussion performance

Experience

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Sep 1999 - Present
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NOTEABLE PERFORMANCES:
2013 Opening act for San Fermin http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com/event/375497-san-fermin-philadelphia/
(w/ Panic Years)
2013 World Music Contest – Kerkrade, Netherlands- “Fab kit playing...” -4barsrest.com
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

OTHER EXPERIENCE
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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Education

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

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency

Awards

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

Affiliations

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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(I'm playing timpani)

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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