News & Journal

Welcome to the news and journal section where snippets of my latest adventures can be found. In the sidebar you can find posts listed by Categories and Tags or use keywords in the search bar. There are all sorts of stories in here, from personal accounts of gigs to progress on projects.

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“But the real ace up the production’s sleeve is the presence of aerialist Annette Walker, who finally conquers her vertigo to produce a breathtaking silk routine” – The Guardian, 21 Oct 2013

Read the latest press reviews and interviews about Annette. Includes theatre, tap dance/music concerts and quotes from newspapers. Continue reading

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Piano lessons: I-Play Music Centre

I-Play Music

From September 2016 I’ll start tutoring my first lessons in piano/keyboard at I-Play Music centre in Surrey. After many early years of classical piano study and later years studying and playing jazz, pop, gospel and other styles I’m excited to be able to pass on and share my continuously growing knowledge and experience with others. Working with musical artistic development centre founder and director, Myke, I’ll be preparing students for their next Grade exams and assisting with the end of summer term Concert and Presentation Day in July 2017.
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Tap dance classes: Dance Physics Autumn 2016

Dance Physics logo

I’ll be teaching intermediate to advance level tap dance classes as part of the Discover Jazz Dance programme of Dance Physics at Lewisham Southwark College. Dance Physics is a new community based initiative aimed at getting all of Lewisham moving and dancing. Continue reading

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Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company

Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company, photo from Brighton Festival Gala Sept 2015

Watch the promo video of Old Kent Road’s Fall Out following our debut performance at The Place’s Resolution! in February 2015.

For more information about the company please visit Avalon Rathgeb’s contact page Continue reading

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WTW Big Band

WTW Big Band

It’s always a pleasure to play keys for the lovely community WTW Big Band. I first played a guest number with the supporting WTW Jazz Band a few years ago and have since “depped” (filled in/helped out) on piano for a few big band gigs. It’s been my introduction and education in playing with a big band and has come with many challenges, most notably sight-reading!… Continue reading

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Black Sheikhs

Black Sheikhs

In 2016 I joined dancer/choreographer Jessica Murray and dancer Matt Coghill in a new live music and dance show. With music played by the pop and rock vintage jazz style band, The Black Sheikhs, there’s tap dance, Lindy Hop and comedy. For the show I’m excited to have dusted of my shiny silver, LaDuca Roxie tap shoes to pay homage to Ann Miller’s Too Darn Hot tap routine complete with a hot pink costume with tassels, a pair of long pink gloves and a fan!… Continue reading

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Kicking The Mic

http://www.guerilladanceproject.com/music-tech-fest-berlin/

In 2016 I joined Kicking The Mic with Laura Kreifman of Guerilla Dance Project. … Continue reading

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BITES: Remix

Rhythm Talks @BITES Remix

It was great to return to The Albany in Deptford for Upswing and The Albany’s BITES: Remix. Amongst the wonderful acts of Unusual Circus Fusions I performed a rhythmical collaboration with the talented percussionist and vocalist, Devaki Thomas, on a newly created “improvographical” piece called Rhythm Talks.… Continue reading

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Tap dance classes: December 2015

Classes 2nd and 9th Dec 2015

Two additional Wed night TAP DANCE classes at Dance Attic Studios in Fulham, London (England, UK).

Wednesday 2nd & 9th December 2015 at the following times:

6.30pm Intermediate
7.30pm Advanced Beginners (General)
8.30pm Absolute Beginners

Price: £5 per class
Address: Dance Attic Studios, 368 North End Rd, London, SW6 Continue reading

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Tap dance classes: November 2015

Annette's tap dance classes at Dance Attic Studios on Wed 18th & 25th Nov 2015

TAP DANCE classes at Dance Attic Studios in Fulham, London on Wednesday 18th & 25th November 2015 at the following times:

6.30pm Intermediate
7.30pm Advanced Beginners
8.30pm Absolute Beginners

Price: £5 per class
Address: Dance Attic Studios, 368 North End Rd, London, SW6 1LY Continue reading

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Keyboard player for Myke Masters Band

MMB/Myke Masters Band

I joined the funky, jazz fusion Myke Masters Band (MMB). My first event with MMB – Myke Master Band Clinic – is 1.30-3.30pm on WEDNESDAY 4th November 2015 at the Hideaway Jazz Club in southwest London. Continue reading

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