Pieter Swart

Pieter Swart

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

Instrument(s)?
Piano, drums, and guitar.

What style(s) of music do you teach/play?
All styles.

Hometown?
Orange City, IA

What are some performance/professional highlights?
I have performed with multiple local groups since moving to the twin cities in 2018.

What was your first gig?
Church drums at the age of 12.

Favorite Walker|West memory/experience?
Hearing Rev. Walker and his sons play piano and organ for the first time during a church service.

Musical influences?
D’Angelo, Stevie Wonder, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, and Robert Glasper.

Favorite album?
Innervisions – Stevie Wonder

Why is music education so important?
Music is one of the only mediums which brings people together from all backgrounds. It conveys truths words often fall short of.

Advice to young musicians?
Listen constantly. Be patient and covet the opportunity to spend time with the instrument. Never lose childlike curiosity and fascination with your art.

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