ADfm (Aaron Doerr Fellow Musician)

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20 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and punctuality.
  • Bob B.

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    Aaron is very qualified and professional. He also very patient. He is focused on what I want to learn but conducted a very thorough assessment of where I am at and made sold recommendations for improvement. His approach is well balanced and I enjoy practicing the assignments he has given me. I look forward to studying with him for some time.

    Jan 17, 2018Verified
    Aaron D.'s reply

    Hey Bob this is great to hear. It only gets better as you realize more and more what you’re capable of. It’s my pleasure to work with you. Cheers, Aaron

  • Francis R.

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    He has an innovative way of teaching. Often has an interesting perspective on a problem or question causing you to look at things from a different view point which often leads to either finding a solution to a problem or the clearing up of a misunderstanding you may have had about music/theory. In short instead of simply spelling out answers he has the patience and ability to guide you through a thought process that allows you to find answers on your own.

    Nov 23, 2017Verified
    Aaron D.'s reply

    This is a very reflective review and such a great description of a successful mentorship. When I see this kind of thought go in to both review-writing and music practice I am reminded of your commitment to learning. I’m glad we connected and look forward to seeing you become the musician you want to be. Cheers! Aaron

About this pro

Aaron's students progress quickly because of personalized and empathetic instruction that uses fresh examples of fundamentals, technique and vocabulary in songs that are meaningful to the student to learn relevant skills. Can't get a strum pattern? "Here's how they do it." Don't know what to do with scales? Why do some chords sound wrong? Aaron answers his students' questions using examples from artists and songs they supply - It's your music, explained to you. Beginner to advanced, folk to metal, bass, acoustic and electric: Aaron will understand your problems, relate to them and show you how to fix them. Aaron also teaches beginner drum lessons on a newly refurbished drum set and is always looking for drummers for student jam sessions and open mic nights. I love being able to play & teach music for a living and am really lucky to do what I love everyday.

Years in business

8

Times hired on Thumbtack

18

Number of employees

1

Background check

Completed
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      $50 per lesson, hour lessons. Sliding scale pricing. No commitment necessary. Flexible scheduling. No cancelation charges or materials fee.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      Students arrive and talk with me about their guitar ambitions, why they want lessons and what they feel like they can't do or would like to do better. I give each student a materials folder and we start figuring out what's important and how to practice better to get better. We'll start playing and I demonstrate guitar concepts through everyday songs and whatever the student likes while taking notes on google docs for the student to refer to later. Kids play pitch-matching and music drawing games along the way. Both kids and adults track metronome speeds on a drum machine to show progress.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      1. Reflections on being self taught through high school remind me how fun and exciting it is learning to play and get better at guitar. 2. Reflections on my 1st guitar lesson in junior year of college to aid in a jazz improv class I was taking remind me of the necessity for understanding music fundamentals in order to grow.

    Business hours

    Central Time Zone
    SundayClosed
    Monday3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Tuesday3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Wednesday3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Thursday3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    FridayClosed
    SaturdayClosed
    Coverage Area for ADfm (Aaron Doerr Fellow Musician) is about 30+ miles of Saint Louis, MO.