About Jon Walman
Get to know Jon Walman
Hello Music Aficionados, My Name is Jon!
I am originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, and have also lived in Hawaii, California, Missouri, and Iowa. I am married with two amazing children (both involved in award winning music & theatre productions) My musical influences are many, and the mentors and artists I have been blessed to work with come from all over the world, from as far as Zaire, and Kenya, Africa to New Orleans, Louisiana... If your wondering, I was even taught some Lingala, or Swahili...."Akuna Matata" sound familiar? My musical brain carries in it, these amazing styles - Classical, Jazz, Congolese, SKA (Mento), Soweto Jive, Pop, or Rock, Afro-Cuban, or Latin, and just about anything that speaks percussion and drumming. My teaching experience began almost 25 years ago (although 12 of those years were literally teaching at schools) I tapped into an amazing opportunity to reach people through drums and percussion. If your looking to begin the journey of drumming, or need to sharpen those rudiments (I teach the PAS essentials) then I can't wait to meet you.I will give you more than enough valuable tools, and resources for your drummers tool box, and have fun in the process.