Chris Walker has a Bachelors degree in music from SUNY New Paltz. At New Paltz he studied jazz drumming with Jeff Siegel and he has also taken master classes from Jack DeJohnette and Matt Wilson. In ten years as a professional musician he has played in a wide range of settings including several musicals, in a jazz trio and a lounge band for Carnival Cruise lines, and he has gone on tour with The Wild and his current band Breakfast In Fur which is signed to Bar None Records.
As a teacher He has taught workshops with the jazz standard youth orchestra, as well as private lessons. He is Knowledgeable and skilled in many drum set concepts including classical rudiments, 4-way coordination, moeller technique, and sight reading and transcription.