Loretta Walker



Loretta initiated our Strings program in 2003, continuing in later years to develop our formal music classes. She enjoys facilitating the personal growth of each child through their innate musical being, singing, playing instruments, and dancing. She supports students, parents, and colleagues alike in experiencing their own inner musician and sharing community through music.

Loretta holds a Master of Music Therapy from Temple University (PA). She has pursued continuing education throughout her time at RWS, attending conferences and training with renowned Waldorf music educators from both sides of the Atlantic. As a professional violinist, she has played in orchestras throughout the country and abroad, and is former concertmaster of the Petersburg (VA) Symphony. She has found great joy singing in performing choirs, reaching back to her childhood. Her two sons have been blessed by a K-8 education at RWS.

“My greatest delight is witnessing the joy of music move and grow within the children. The beauty and depth of the music honors them and allows them to experience themselves as whole and unique individuals, while supporting them as they find common ground among their peers and community. What a wonderful way to journey in this world!”