Ernest Bisong

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What do you do at Walker West?
I teach violin and jazz.

Instrument(s)?
Violin

Hometown?
Cross River State, Nigeria

Favorite Walker West memory/experience?
Working with young children during the Summer Enrichment Program of 2015.

Musical influences?
Didier Lockwood (Jazz violinist), Bob Minitzer, and Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley.

‘Favorite album?
Phoenix 90 by Didier Lockwood

Why is music education so important?
Music is an art form that forces you to improvise. Learning music therefore, in my opinion, equips you with skills that you can apply in everyday life.

Advice to young musicians?
My advice to young musicians will be a quote by Pablo Picasso, which says to “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”