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Aaron very talented as a teacher. He does a great job at explaining difficult concepts in easy to understand terms. His lessons have helped me excel in my music theory classes. Aaron is great teacher and I look forward to continuing lessons with him.Dec 26, 2019Verified
I came to Aaron as an adult who plays other instruments and wanting to learn trumpet. Since I can already read music and don't need to learn about how to practice, our lessons are focused on what I want to do, mostly sight-reading jazz duets. Aaron is very responsive to emails, adheres to fairly strict lesson times (out of respect to other students), and is knowledgeable about the music theory questions I come up with. I enjoy my lessons and recommend him to other students.Dec 3, 2019
Piano Lessons (for adults)
As a mature student who has taken lessons from various teachers throughout the years, Aaron was able to refocus and improve my playing considerably. He’s an excellent instructor.Dec 31, 2019Verified
It’s been almost a year that I have been with Aaron and his piano teaching method has provided me with new wings of aspiration in learning intermediate pieces from my beginner level stage. Aaron is punctual, sincere and provides great freedom in choosing pieces and is resourceful to provide contextual guidance, which is helping me remediate many techniques issues in my piano playing. Always full of energy, keen to listen and participate in various musical exploration (be it reading on composer or providing relevant nearby classical music concerts, etc). It’s been a joyful experience and looking forward to many more years of teaching from Aaron!Oct 25, 2019Verified
My daughter has only had two lessons with Aaron, so I do not have a long term relationship to base my review on. However, I can say that Aaron was very prompt at returning my emails and phone calls . Very professional in how he approached making financial arrangements and scheduling our lessons. He provided references for me to check with. He offered a complementary initial lesson. And perhaps most important, when I pick up my daughter from her lesson she has a smile on her face and says Aaron is very nice.Sep 30, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?New students (rates valid up to ten lessons) $52.50 / hour $39.37 / 45-min $26.25 / 30-min
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?For children and adolescents Parents and I meet to go over studio policies and answer questions, and we'll also schedule a time for an initial, free lesson with your child or teen. Once ongoing lessons begin, our first 3-5 are primarily exploratory, by which time they'll have taken on a shape and pace appropriate to your child. For adults You and I meet to go over studio policies, answer questions, and engage in a free 20 - 30 minute sample lesson, as time allows. Once lessons begin, our first 3-5 are generally exploratory, eventually taking on content and pacing that fits your interests and goals.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I hold a bachelor's degree in music with emphasis on piano from the UW, and I am the assistant editor for Perspectives of New Music, the leading peer-reviewed journal of contemporary music theory. In addition, I have significant experience performing and recording on trumpet, including jazz and classical study at the Oberlin Conservatory. I have sung in numerous vocal groups, including The Esoterics and The Seattle Choral Company, as well as community musical theater productions. I've been teaching since 2004.