George is best known for his smooth jazz guitar instrumentals. George has really lived with the music that he plays. He plays blues, jazz, and rhythm and blues, and has played and recorded with many top names in the music world. George has worked with Tommy Tucker who sang the hit single „High Heel Sneakers,’ Freddie Scott who sang ‘Hey Girl,’Lou Rawls, who won a Grammy Award for the song ‘Natural Man,’ Bill Cosby with his 13-piece band, Barry White, and many more. In 2004, he published his own music book, ‘How to Play Today's Guitar Music Today,’ and in 2005, he summed up American Idol performances for Omaha's Fox 42 network. In 2006, George won two first place awards for composing music for the Hot Shops Film Festival, having composed music for 3 film contestants that won first place in comedy, first place for best video, and second place in drama. George takes all of these experiences and rolls them up into his performances and includes some songs from his CD, ‘One Way or Another the Blues.’ His performance is designed to give a complete overview of the many extensions of what can be played on the guitar, and describes the techniques that he uses to write for films, songs and T.V. jingles.
George has been teaching guitar lessons for more than 20 years.
“My objective is to teach students what they need to know about the guitar, so that even if they have picked up the guitar for the first time, they can demonstrate to family and friends what they have learned without any embarrassment.” For information about George Walker guitar lessons and workshops, visit georgewalkermusic.com. “I have been taking guitar lessons at music stores for years, but I never learned what George has taught me in just a few lessons!”
One-hour workshops are also available, with the following themes: George Walker's Blues Workshop, How to Read Music of all Kinds for Guitarists, and Popular Songs for Guitarists. Copies of George's book, How to Play Today's Music Today, are available at workshops or by mail order. George had his own T.V. show ‘How to Play Today’s Music Today’, which was featured on Cox Cable channel 23 every Saturday at 5:00 p.m. This show featured interviews with local people in the arts, music, and film. George played live original music and gave guitar lessons, pointing out the latest techniques that are used in today's guitar music. George currently partners with the Durham Museum and The Omaha Blues Society in a program of visiting various schools conducting workshops. Other teaching programs he is involved with are Love's Art Center, The Omaha School of Music and The Latino Museum.
Visit George's website for music samples or www.Songcastmusic.com for the CD: ‘One Way or Another The Blues’. On Youtube: George Walker Plays Jazz on The Green. George has updated his book ‘How to Play Today's Guitar Music Today’. It is possible to apply for grants to have George provide guitar workshops using his book.
Technical Requirements: PA system, two microphones, two monitor speakers, and two PA speakers.
Fees: Maximum negotiable fee: $650
Availability: Prefers to travel no more than three hundred miles in one day.