Steve D. Blake

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What do you do at Walker West?
I am a piano teacher.

Instrument(s)?
Piano

What style(s) of music do you teach/play?
Jazz, blues and classical

Hometown?
St. Paul, Minnesota

What are some performance/professional highlights?
Being a 30-year jazz piano player

What was your first gig?
Substitute piano player at a church in the fifth grade

Favorite Walker West memory/experience?
Performing and enjoying music with staff and students

Musical influences?
All the classical, blues and jazz greats

Favorite album?
Anything by the classical, blues and jazz greats

Why is music education so important?
Music education is so important because it elevates thinking.

Advice to young musicians?
Keep playing!