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Teaches Violin, Viola, Cello, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory

"Thanks for teaching me all that cool stuff about scales and all!" Ron Carter (My first bass student in 1977. No! Not that Ron Carter!)

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Violin, Viola, Cello, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory

About Walter

Started with pots and pans in the kitchen, after which mom got me piano lessons in 2nd grade. Oboe in 4th, tenor sax in 7th, bass guitar and guitar in college (2nd year, 1970,) flute, clarinet,  alto and soprano sax, violin, double bass and minimal brass with Elementary Instrumental Music position @Seattle Public Schools from 2003 to present. I also worked with Seattle Music Partners @Leschi and Thurgood Marshall K-5 from 2004 through 2008. I currently perform with The DooWahs (a cover band) The Ocular Proof (an original, improvising ensemble) and the Rock Shabbat crew at Temple De Hirsch Sinai.

My strengths as a teacher include listening to my students' performance and ambition; then trying to bring the performance within range of the ambition while moving the ambition onward and upward. My goal as a teacher lies in inspiring my students to practice enough to realize their ambitions. My dream is to have my students dismiss me as a teacher, while continuing to progress as musicians.

Burien Music & Arts 206-243-4800 Burien WA