Walker Gibson is the Educational Director for Music and Kids. Walker has been a musician for 22 years and has been teaching for 18 years, where he works with 42+ students every week. His wife, Lindsay, is also a musician and teacher, and together they run Gibson Music Studio. Walker has an 11 year old daughter, who is a musician and actress.
As a musician, Walker has toured all over the country with many bands. A singer and multiinstrumentalist, he plays guitar, bass, piano, drums, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, cello, violin, and several other instruments. Walker has also performed in the orchestra for many musical theater productions in Southern California.
The Palmdale Queens, Junior Miss Palmdale Brooke Sands and Little Miss Palmdale Giselle Phelan, paid a visit to the Music and Kids Fundraiser at Jersey Mike's in Palmdale on Wednesday, February 13.
The fundraiser was a great success! Thank you to all of our supporters and thank you Palmdale Queens for making the event even more special!
Rebeca Pérez has been a Music and Kids student for 9 months. In that time, instructor Walker Gibson has worked with Becky on voice, ukulele, guitar, and even helped her to write a song! Becky recently turned 16, and is a true joy to be around. She gets good grades in school and tries to be a good friend to everyone she meets. Music and Kids is so proud to be a part of Becky's musical journey.
Read all about the partnership between the City of Palmdale and Music and Kids and plans for Gabriel's House in this article published in the Antelope Valley Press on January 23, 2019:
The students of the Gibson Music Studio joined teachers Walker and Lindsay Gibson on stage for a fabulous performance!
Music and Kids Singers performing included Cooper Ogden, Gloria Barrientos, Elisabeth Matthews, Becky Pérez, Jordan Tatum, Jordan Folsom, Anna Ogden, Ryan Mendoza, Sacaiah Shaw, and Celeste Pérez.
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The end of 2018 was a busy time for Stephanie Cood, a Music and Kids Scholarship recipient and student of the Donna O Studio. September of 2018 found Steph filming a Feature Film, "The Mustard Seed", back in Oklahoma. She is a costar in the film that will be released in 2019. On October 14, she performed 5 pieces in the Donna O Studio Fall Concert.
Stephanie was called in to Disney to Guest Star on "Bizaardvark", a popular show for kids, and also worked on "Nightmare Cinema", which will be released in February of 2019.
In the annual Creche' performance, Stephanie sang "On a Still and Starry Night". She went on to sing this number and others at performances for The City of Hope. She was especially wonderful in her portrayal of "Elsa" from Disney’sFrozenin scenes for the Pediatric Party at The City of Hope, where she also gave photo time with the kids. The children loved her in her Elsa costume. The City of Lancaster did their "Christmas on the Blvd" show where Stephanie joined Hailey Callison and Hudson Blake in costumed scenes from Frozen performing "For the First Time in Forever" and "Let it Go". They did 3 performances and many photo op's with families and their children.
Another adventure for Stephanie in December was the filming of "Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve" celebration, which was filmed the first weekend of December at Universal Studios. She had a terrific time filming for 2 days.
Congratulations for work well done Stephanie, our Music and Kids Spotlight Student for January!
Ellie fell in love with the arts at a very young age and never looked back. A 17-year-old senior at Quartz Hill High School, she is a community theatre staple here in the Antelope Valley and has been featured in many local productions since the age of 3. Her past credits include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, as well as award-winning performances in Shrek the Musical, Hairspray, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Ellie has performed at many public events, singing everything from The National Anthem to popular radio and Broadway tunes. She can next be seen in the title role of Ariel, in The City of Palmdale’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Ellie is also a songwriter, penning several original songs, and recently recording her first demo. She is working hard toward achieving her goal of a career in the performing arts every day.
Welcome to Music and Kids, Ellie! We look forward to continue watching you grow and perform!
Read About Music and Kids, Fundraising Efforts, and New Partnershipsin the Antelope Valley Press