Deanna Walker

  • Vanderbilt University

    Creative use of virtual learning platforms increases Blair Academy engagement

    Blair Academy at Vanderbilt, the  music education program for children, youth and adults at Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music, has developed creative new approaches to build curriculum and share music, despite the challenges of music instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, enrollment for the adult program in particular has increased. Read More

    Dec. 2, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Songwriting seminar inspires personal tributes to Class of 2020

    Some students participating in a Blair School of Music songwriting seminar planned on penning songs about graduating from college. Then the novel coronavirus pandemic hit. The students left campus, and the desire to process their emotions through song increased exponentially. Read More

    May. 6, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Song Stylist: Deanna Walker’s new podcast brings her “Blair Hit Songwriter Series” to the masses

    Blair’s Deanna Walker, left, welcomes to her songwriting class Claude Kelly, middle, and Chuck Harmony of the duo Louis York. Photo by Steve Green Deanna Walker was initiated into the world of hit Nashville songwriting in the usual way. She suffered a broken heart. In the 1990s,… Read More

    May. 23, 2019

  • Deanna Walker and Odie Blackmon teach songwriting at the Blair School of Music. (Vanderbilt University)

    Learn songwriting from the pros at Blair

    Grammy-nominated songwriter Odie Blackmon demystifies the world of songwriting for aspiring writers who may not read traditional music. Learn to write songs and have your songs critiqued by Music Row’s finest songwriters, publishers, producers and performers in Deanna Walker’s “Hit Songwriters Series.” Read More

    Aug. 7, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Explore music through Blair adult classes

    Blair School of Music offers adults private lessons in just about every instrument—strings, brass, piano, woodwinds, voice and folk instruments, including mandolin, dulcimer and fiddle. It’s never too late to start. Read More

    Aug. 12, 2016