Mission

  • I came away with an inspiring performance of my latest composition, new skills to apply to my craft, and new allies for the journey ahead.

    – Creative Musicians Retreat Participant

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Mission

The Walden School inspires artistic expression and personal growth through experiential music programs.

Vision

The Walden School envisions a world in which people engage with one another creatively, collaboratively, and with respect.

Values

The Walden School values:

… making music in all its forms – through composition, improvisation, performance, and group singing.

… musicianship – developing musical fluency through practice and hands-on activities.

… innovative pedagogical approaches – supported by dialogue, creative problem-solving, playful experimentation, and self-guided inquiry.

… mentorship, teamwork, and collaboration – among all members of the community.

… listening – in an environment of inclusiveness, compassion, and openness to others’ interpretations and ideas.