Michael Walder

Double Bass, Guitar lessons in Sydney Northern Beaches

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Michael Walder

Michael is a musician, bandleader and educator with over twenty years experience on the acoustic and electric bass. During his study at the prestigious Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Michael had the opportunity to study under leading jazz musicians Craig Scott and Steve Brien, and has since become an active member in the Sydney jazz community.

Michael has toured and recorded with numerous bands and artists in the Australian music industry. Some of these highlights include performing with Australian icon Tom Burlinson at the 2019 Susu Mamas Charity Fundraising Ball in Papua New Guinea, headlining the 2013 Limund-Oz music festival with renowned American gospel singer Joshua Nelson, performing at the 2015 Woodford Folk Festival with acclaimed Sydney French duo Baby et Lulu, and running his own jazz group The Graduates. Michael released his debut album ‘Blues For Ray’ in 2020 and has also performed extensively with other musicians and artists at prominent music venues in Sydney, including The Basement, Oxford Art Factory, The Vanguard, Venue 505 and the Camelot Lounge, as well as countless corporate events and private functions.

As an educator, Michael is passionate about music education and currently teaches privately at the following Sydney schools:

Newtown High School Of The Performing Arts (Double Bass & Bass Guitar Tutor)
Sydney Church Of England Grammar School (Bass Guitar Tutor)
Sydney Boys High School (Double Bass & Bass Guitar Tutor)
Jeffries Academy Of Music (Double Bass & Bass Guitar Tutor)

He has also been active in taking school bands and running workshops and music camps to high school students across New South Wales.

Teaching Since
Qualifications and Awards
Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) - Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Bachelor of Arts - Macquarie University
Music Teaching Services
Double Bass, Guitar Bass Electric
Contemporary, Funk, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Swing
Adult Learning, AMEB, Aural Training, Ensemble, Harmony, Improvisation, Jazz Theory, Repertoire, Sight reading, Technique, Theory
Child Checked, School Instrumental
Areas Serviced
Sydney Northern Beaches
Killarney Heights
Other Details

All ages