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Carol Walker - Professional Musician with many Talents and Services

Mountain Dulcimer course offerings can be available in YOUR area and tailored for almost any level...
-- Discovery, Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Dulcimer Workshops --

If you are looking for a particular topic that does not appear on the list of available dulcimer workshops,
please Contact Me to discuss customizing your instructional event.

SEE MY CURRENTLY AVAILABLE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER WORKSHOPS

Following are some of the comments that have appeared on evaluation forms following various Mountain Dulcimer Workshops hosted by Carol Walker:

  • "All the workshops were great, but yours was the one that gave me something that I can take home and work on right away."
  • "Fantastic, excellent teacher -- so helpful! Love her 'style' -- the 'idea' of her teaching -- 'free spirit teaching!' Loved it!"
  • "This was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much."
  • "She was very organized -- her handouts were clear, and the information was just right for our group."
  • "Carol is a born teacher."
  • I loved this class. Carol was so inspirational in her presentation.
  • Useful demos of techniques, fingerings; Great music-beautiful arrangements; Great stories interspersed.
  • Wonderful pacing. Lots of great handouts.
  • Would absolutely take another class with her. Carol presented the material as a fine instructor and technician on the instrument BUT also as an artist with expressive flair. Thank you for having her teach the master class!!
  • Carol was very motivational and challenging me to another level.

Piano and Voice Coach - Professional Music Teacher

Music Lady Carol Walker Piano and Voice Coach  Voice Coach  : Are you getting ready for an audition or performance? I will help you prepare your part and offer suggestions that will add polish and professionalism to your audition.

Or do you just want to develop more confidence when you sing? I can offer valuable tips and insights designed to help you improve your vocal ability. Sessions in sight-singing, vocal production, breathing, diction (including foreign language pronunciation) can be tailored to satisfy your specific needs.

  Piano Coach  : I am survivor of countless piano auditions and competitions. My insights will help you prepare concertos or standard repertoire solo literature for judges and audition committees. My experience will augment the work you are doing with your current teacher, and will present a fresh insight that may be valuable in your preparation for these important events. I may also be available to provide the second piano accompaniment as required in certain cases.

Contact me to discuss fees and to arrange a time that suits your schedule -- days or evenings. Sessions can be arranged on an hourly "on-demand" basis.


Pre-recorded Music Accompaniment - A One-Woman Orchestra!

Music Lady Carol Walker Pre-recorded Music AccompanistWith my handy-dandy synthesizer, I can provide you with a single line of piano, a rhythmic combo, or a fully-orchestrated instrumental accompaniment on a professional-quality CD.

  • Need something to practice with? Or are you performing in a space where a live accompaniment would not be practical?
  • Are you a theater director who is tired of the computer-generated rehearsal materials you receive from the theatrical houses?
  • Are you a choral conductor who wants to give your singers a better quality at-home rehearsal experience than what they can find online?

All recordings are done in real time by a real musician, Carol Walker! Recordings sound like the real deal, and NOT a computer. Whether you want a single track for rehearsal purposes, or a full-fledged pit orchestra, give me a try! You will be very pleased with the results....Contact Me to request samples...


Upright Acoustic Bass Player

Music Lady Carol Walker Upright Acoustic Bass Player
I am the proud owner of a new Carlo Robelli Bass, and this is my newest avenue of musical adventures.

I enjoying my work with bluegrass, olde-tyme, and blues artists playing all types of music.

Need a bass player for your band or a recording session? I am available for single gigs here and there.

 


Piano Accompanist

Music Lady Carol Walker Piano AccompanistI'm honored to serve as Pianist for the prestigious Masterwork Chorus of Morristown, NJ, in addition to continuing my work with various schools and honors choirs in Northern New Jersey. My experience and expertise in these venues need little introduction.

My piano repertoire is varied and vast, including choral, operatic, instrumental, and symphonic literature of all descriptions ~~ everything from Verdi's Requiem to Bolling's Jazz Flute Suite, from Puccini's Madame Butterfly to Hindemith's Clarinet Sonata just to mention a few. And if don't already know it, I can read it ~~ I am blessed with superior sight-reading skills, an attribute that comes in handy if you're stuck at the last minute for an accompanist.

I am available to perform for community choirs, school and church groups, individual singers, and instrumentalists.


Musical Director and Pit Musician

Music Lady Carol Walker Musical Director and Pit MusicianWith countless years of experience, I will help make your next theater production a hit! I can serve as the musical director and/or play piano in the pit. Due to high demand, book early!

Carol Walker has done it all! Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Schmidt & Jones, Gilbert & Sullivan, Sondheim, and Schwartz, among many others. Below is a complete list of Musical Comedy titles already in my repertoire along with a list of some of the theaters and schools in which I have shared my talents.

See the Full Listing of Performance Venues and Theatre Productions


Party Pianist and Vocalist

Music Lady Carol Walker Party Pianist and Vocalist
Background music for every occasion...Have Keyboard, Will Travel!

  • Holiday events
  • Office gatherings
  • Anniversary Celebrations or House Parties

I will entertain your guests with a variety of show music, ethnic favorites, pop standards, light classics and more!

 

Folk Harpist - The Sweet Sound of the Folk Harp

Music Lady Carol Walker Folk Harpist
This beautiful little folk harp has an amazingly full and rich tone that sounds very much like its larger cousin, the pedal concert harp, but has a sweetness that makes it perfect for all types of music including Celtic, folk, and pop repertoire, and suitable for all occasions.

I'm also available as a workshop leader or clinician, and will give
private lessons "on demand."

As a classically trained harpist (and former owner of several full-size pedal harps), I can offer techniques that will bring a new dimension to your playing.