With 15 years of experience engaging and inspiring students of all ages, Hal Walker will customize an in-depth musical experience for the needs of your organization and the age and abilities of your participants. From the science of sound to a mass harmonica choir, create a unique residency. A residency with Mr. Walker accommodates large numbers of students for an in-depth arts experience.Harmonica for the 21st Century
This program provides participants with a foundation for a lifetime of playing the harmonica. Highly effective
in large groups, Hal Walker's unique instructional method is made for the school setting. With an easy to implement structure, the method can be continued throughout the year by classroom and music teachers alike. Combining the kinesthetic learning of arm motions with basic music reading skills, students will be reading music and creating pleasing sounds within minutes. You'll be fascinated to watch Hal Walker use harmonica instruction as an effective tool for classroom management and discipline. Also, students will practice leadership skills. (200 students max per session.)
A video of students participating in the Harmonica for the 21st Century
program is available here.
Make Art. Play Music. Banakula!
Hal Walker has developed a modern version of an amazing traditional African rhythm instrument. In this program, students will make banakulas (ba-na-'ku-la), learn about the culture from which they come and have a great time creating real music with this remarkable pocket-sized instrument. See a demonstration at www.banakula.com. (50 students max per session.)