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About Johnnie-Lee Walton

Johnnie-Lee Walton
Johnnie-Lee Walton
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Vernon, CT
Speaks: English
Instructs: Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Saxophone
Education: Bachelors Degree in Jazz Studies University of Hartford Hartt School of Music. Studies Master of Music Education Boston University.
Performance Experince: 33 years playing experience on saxophone. Playing in various CT venues and churches.
Teaching Experience: Former Music Department Coordinator at the Artists Collective. 7 years private lesson teaching experience.
Teaching Philosphy: Everyone is able to learn. Meet the student where they are at. To help the student develop a lifelong love of music.

Get to know Johnnie-Lee Walton

Alto saxophonist Johnnie-Lee Walton has been playing professionally since 2000. His style imbues   the straight ahead hard bop

tradition with fresh insight. Johnnie-Lee was born in Norwich, CT. and he  first took an interest in music when he was eight. His

first instrument was the snare drum. While he was still a child Johnnie-Lee was searching for a way to express himself melodically. 

This led to his love affair with the saxophone the instrument he fell in love with at first sight and hearing at age twelve.  Johnnie-Lee's

path to the world of jazz first began when he attended the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford 1995-2000. At Hartt he studied with 

the late world-renowned jazz master Jackie McLean and with Kris Jenson. At  Hartt Mr. McLean instilled respect for the jazz masters such 

as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Bud Powell, and, Thelonious Monk. Upon graduation Johnnie-Lee immersed himself in the Hartford, CT jazz scene 

and southeastern CT area playing with his own group and well as blues, funk and gospel bands.

Johnnie-Lee Walton teaches at:
378 Kelly Road
Vernon, CT 06066
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