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Teacher Feature - Daniel Walker


daniel walker city high school

Daniel Walker has taught music at City High School for over a decade and is currently teaching Beginning Guitar and Music Workshop.



Daniel has spent his life as a musician and began playing professionally at age 16. Since that time, he has toured much of the world, produced multiple albums, and worked in large and small venues as both an artist and as a sound engineer.




He brings that real world experience to enrich his student’s development and create realistic goals.



daniel walker city high school


We asked Daniel six questions about his life as a musician:



What Instrument Do You Play?

Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Synthesizers, Prepared Piano (not traditional piano)


Best flavor of Pop Tart?

Crème Brûlée (I don't know if that flavor exists but it should)


Favorite Piece to Conduct?

Mere Pseud Mag Ed (The Fall)


Baton, Pencil, or just your hands?

Hands, but with one red glove...


What Instrument do you WISH you knew how to play?

I wish I could play the organ on "As Slow As Possible" by John Cage. I would be over 639 years old at the end of the piece.


Best piece of musical advice you've been given?

"Forget always answering composition problems with musical ideas, forgo technique and remember this is art!"


 

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