James Walker
Vokes Walker Duo
Mahoney Walker Duo
East Shore
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I have received numerous inquiries about my availability for private lessons or clinics. I am available for both lessons and clinics; presented here are some of my areas of expertise.

I am located in Southwestern Connecticut. For inquiries regarding my availability for private lessons, clinics, or school workshops, please follow this link to the bookings page at

Private Lessons

jazz vibraphone

marimba (classical mallet studies)

pan (steel drums)

drum set

jazz improvisation and arranging

Public School Presentations

World Music and Cultures

using the instruments of Africa, South America, Asia, and the Caribbean to illustrate the ways in which the music of a region reflects other aspects of the culture

Orchestral Percussion Studies

techniques for playing the standard orchestral percussion instruments

Jazz Studies

improvisation / theory and harmony / rhythm section coaching

University/College Clinics

Steel Pan Arranging and Performance

masterclasses and ensemble coaching

Jazz Vibraphone for Percussion Majors

demonstrating the connection between jazz vibraphone studies and the standard percussion curriculum

Electronic Mallet Percussion

an introduction to the use of vibraphone pickups and mallet synthesizers