W. Ian Walker
W. Ian Walker’s determination to overcome the challenges associated with ADHD, he has now the fuel for his success with his motto of “music therapy vs medicine.”
Mr. Walker holds a BA in Theatre and Film (McMaster University) and a post-graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management Program (Humber College). He is also the recipient of the Imperial Oil Scholarship to the Banff School.
In Stirring my Soul to Sing, Overcoming ADHD Through Song, Walker talks about the meeting, working with Gospel, Classical, Choral, and Pop musicians and artists, including gospel legend Sandi Patty, the late Leonard Bernstein, the late Maureen Forrester (mezzo-soprano), the late Sir David Willcocks (choral icon, conductor, and composer) and Robert Cooper (Canadian Choral icon), he has been Walker’s mentor for many years.
Amongst his many achievements, he is most proud to have received the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir Award, Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) Young Artist Vocal Program (YAVP and Scholarship), and McMaster University’s Centennial Award.
Mr. Walker’s book is selling on 43 international websites and bookstores. In the book, Ian also shares how his faith, combined with vocal and choral music helped him overcome low self-esteem, depression, and many other challenges related to ADHD.
Now happily married for over 20 years with his wife Elaine, Ian is living a fulfilling personal and professional life. Mr. Walker hopes his experience will serve as an inspiration for all those who have ADD/ ADHD, or other mental health issues.