- Ensembles - keyboard player/pianist, pit orchestras, soul and swing bands.
- Violinist - Charlie's Ant Ceilidh Band
- Singer (soprano) - Harrowby Singers and St Johns Choir
- Weddings and events pianist
- Varied repertoire (list here)- including classical, jazz and modern popular styles.
- Fluent sight reader
- Reasonable requests are played
- A portable stage piano is available if required.
Grieg - Nocturne Opus 54, No. 4
Accompanist for Examinations and Concerts
An experienced and highly regarded accompanist, excellent sight reader and flexible musician, Jenny has been an accompanist for The Grantham Singers and The Belvoir Wassailers, Musical Director for Grantham Operatic Society and Grantham Star Academy. She has played for singing and theatre groups, and she has been a repetiteur for an opera singer, having had vocal lessons herself to assist in this. Jenny is an accompanist for Trinity, ABRSM and London instrumental/vocal grade. She is also an official pianist for ISTD ballet examinations.
"Jenny has slotted in brilliantly. She accompanies sensitively, with technical aplomb whilst having a fantastic sense of humour and positive outlook, which helps put the choir at ease, even when the going is tough! A joy to work with." (Rob Edwards, MD for Belvoir Wassailers)
"Jenny, thank you so much for accompanying this student for her viola pieces - she came to her lesson today much more confident, which is all down to you". (Juliet Riley, Violin Teacher).
"Hi Jenny - just heard Ella passed her grade three flute with merit - she is thrilled. The two pieces had good marks. Thank you so much for your support" (A parent)
Jenny is the ideal keyboard player : reliable, adaptable and an accomplished performer. She also has the sense of humour necessary to cope with us lot. She is a delight to work with!" (Richard Hedley, MD, Harby Harlequins)
"Thank you, for playing, it is so easy to work with professional musicians such as you." (Edgars Cuzunskis, MD Old Dalby Singers, Massed Choirs)
Beethoven - 2nd Movement, Sonata in G, Op 14, No 2
Jenny is an experienced musical director, having led a ladies choir and groups in schools. On moving to Grantham, she joined Harrowby Singers as a performer and pianist and took up the baton with Variety Venture and Grantham Operatic Society.
"The famous numbers of the show, without exception, were .... sung with great brightness and energy: a credit to musical director ...Jenny Walker" (Dr Tim Williams, Organist and Director of Music, St Wulfram's Church, Grantham)
"Jenny is well liked and as Musical Director, used her extensive skills to ensure that the soloists and chorus were able to give of their best and that the band provided the complex musical accompaniments required." NODA - National Operatic and Dramatic Association).
"I mustn't forget the band under what I see as our own Jenny Walker. Some beautiful music, pitched at the right level and, again, Jenny was super in rehearsals." (A chorus member)
"Last night's performance of The Mikado was superb ... you worked hard driving musical performances out of the cast, everyone did you proud. Your playing and orchestra were lovely". (An audience member)
"Huge congratulations to the band and your arrangements, they sounded excellent every night." (Jim Burrows, a cast member, Fiddler on the Roof)