Piano Lessons – Fraser Walker
About Fraser Walker
Fraser Walker is a full-time, professional piano player based in Wellington who teaches piano, theory and composition lessons to students of all ages. Emphasis is placed upon the individual’s unique needs and interests where interaction is key and learning takes place in a stimulating yet challenging environment.
Fraser is an active member of the city’s music scene as well as performing at numerous venues and festivals around New Zealand. These performances have involved groups exhibiting a diverse range of styles including Sky Canvas, The Rodger Fox NZSM Bigband, Chocolate Thunder, Orpheus Choir and Carnatic Indian Fusion band, Idhayam.
He has developed the skills necessary to adapt to any musical style and to be able to play with people of differing approaches, backgrounds and cultures. Diversity is a pivotal role in becoming a great musician, which is why he tries to absorb as much as he can from all the different styles of music.
As well as performing, he has a solid understanding and background of musical theory and composition. Fraser composes his own music, both for personal use and as part of the groups that he is a member of. These compositions cover an extensive range of styles and he is just as comfortable writing for Hip-Hop groups and Jazz quartets as he is for Big Bands and solo piano.
He is happy to teach anyone who is willing to listen, learn and dedicate practice time to their instrument. Students will have a huge say in what they learn and he will construct lessons around your own particular interests and requirements. The lessons will be both engaging and informative and will make you want to practice; allowing students to get the most out of their instrument. He holds great importance on interaction and will help students find their musical voice in a safe, supportive environment.
Students will learn musical theory, aural and reading skills as well as proficiency on their instrument. His teaching style is diverse and contains important elements from both the Classical and Jazz disciplines. By combining technique and reading abilities with improvisation and theoretic understanding, students will have a good grasp on where they want to take their music.