THE WEBBER FAMILY (ALL 10 OF THEM) HAVE BEEN A CONSTANT FIXTURE IN OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 2008.
Octavia remembers passing by Walker|West at the old location often as a child. It wasn’t until she was invited to a recital years later, that she discovered all the great things happening inside. “It was just a really warm welcome,” she recalls, “Everyone was so inviting and interested in our family, especially the kids– and it just felt like home.”
Though the Webbers now live in a nearby suburb, Octavia and Jordan see the commute to weekly lessons and summer programs as a key part of their family’s music learning journey. Everyone in their crew who can hold instrument is learning how
“Giving the children the chance to explore with teachers who bring out the best in them feels so important – those teachers become family, uncles, aunts, grandparents, and mentors – and you need to nurture and nourish relationships with good people!”
FUTURE OF WALKER|WEST: WHAT IS THE WEBBER FAMILY EXCITED ABOUT?
The Webber Family is excited about their family and children staying involved and connected as students, volunteers and community members. They hope to see more masterclasses
and concerts, like the Terence Blanchard Masterclass in 2019 and the Desean Jones concert for the Rondo Community Music Series in 2020.
Walker|West is committed to providing music education access for students of all ages, from infants to elders. We started in a duplex on Selby offering lessons for K-12 students and now at 760 Selby we have programs for early childhood education, elders and older adults. Our expanded programming is mission centered bringing benefits of music education to more people in our community.
There’s something for everyone, at Walker|West