John Michael Walsom is a Toronto area musician, teacher and composer.
John's musical training began at age 8, studying classical piano through the Royal Conservatory of Music. During his formative years he played with many, many bands and musicians covering various styles from country, blues, rock, jazz to thrash metal. In 1991 John enrolled in the Jazz Studies program at Humber College and so focused on composition. Upon graduation he took his education, keys, guitar, and bass around southern Ontario playing in various settings, bands, and styles.
Of the many projects John Michael Walsom has been involved in are The Salads 1998 album "Meanwhile...The Salads", Poor Marqus, incidental music for Allison Wilmarth's 2008 independent feature film "A Thousand Hills", original music for the Toronto Fringe Festival Play starring Jeannette Choueiri "And The Rabbit Runs", Revolution (Orillia Beatles Festival 2010/11), as well as 2009's A Summer Evening's Music featuring compositions for string quintet and soprano.