TEACHING HOURS

 

Monday-Sunday     8:00am-10:00pm

OFFICE HOURS

 

Monday-Thursday 11:00am-7:00pm

          Friday             11:00am-5:00pm

        Saturday          10:00am-3:00pm

         Sunday            By Appointment

 

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ADDRESS

 

7320 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD. 20912  

info@richardsonschoolofmusic.com

Tel: 301-660-4455  Fax: 301-660-4262

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Johnny Walker

Johnny's Bio

 

Johnny started playing the cello when he was 10 years old with the DC Youth Orchestra

Program. He excelled through all of the DCYOP’s juries and was named the principal cellist of

the top orchestra, the Youth Orchestra, by the time he was 16. Johnny was also selected to play in the Maryland All-State Senior Orchestra, the National Symphony’s Youth Day Orchestra, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists Orchestra while in High School.

 

Johnny was a recipient of the Maryland Distinguished Scholarship for Young Collegiate Artists. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Music Performance from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. While at UMBC, Johnny continued to freelance in the Baltimore - Washington Metropolitan area and abroad. He’s performed with numerous musicians and ensembles such as the Bel Canto Singers of the Bahamas, Larry Graham and Graham Central Station, Esperanza Spalding, the Lancaster Symphony, the McLean Symphony, Oakwood University’s Gospel Choir, and Yo-Yo Ma.

 

Johnny also runs his own private studio while teaching for the DC Youth Orchestra, the

Richardson School of Music, and the Washington Performing Arts as a teaching artist. He also performs with his string quartets, the Bowtallion and District Noir Quartet, and with the Go-Go Symphony.

 

Johnny’s primary cello teachers have been Élise Cuffy, Denna Purdie, and Gita Ladd. He also

participated in masterclasses held by Carlos Prieto, Norman Fischer, Emanuel Gruber, Claude Hauri of Trio des Alpes, and Richard Belcher of the Enso Quartet.