Aaron Butler

Aaron B.

New York, NY

About Aaron B.

Aaron teaches: Ages 5 to 80
Teaching since: March 2002
Last sign in: Today


I am an enthusiastic accompanist, performer, and teacher, engaged in projects ranging from Early Baroque figured bass, to 20th-century classical chamber music, to Broadway and Folk. I currently teach Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes in Manhattan, an innovative approach to classroom music education that uses movement and the body to connect what the ears hears and the mind knows. As a pianist I have performed in Switzerland, England, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are tailored to your needs, so we will discuss goals, methods, and practicing strategies to keep you excited, directed, and successful.
For beginning pianists, I use a variety of piano methods, including Faber, Bryanskaya, 4-hand repertoire, and my own materials. I also take advantage of my training in the Dalcroze Eurhythmics approach to music education, which focuses on gesture, improvisation, coordination, and command over the musical language.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Steinway upright, couch, and plant

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide books for the lesson, xeroxes for students, pencils, staff paper, etc. Students should buy or copy music as appropriate.

*** Specialties ***
Piano: beg to adv - prefers inter to adv

I am trained in Dalcroze Education, which is an approach to music education that uses movement to connect what the ear hears and what the mind knows. In the piano lesson, I draw from what I have developed in the classroom, including improvisation, dis-ordination, kinaesthetic awareness, and notation.

Photos and Videos

Playing Haydn in Port Townsend, WA


Dalcroze teacher

Sep 2006 - Present
Kaufman Center

Dalcroze Eurhythmics class for ages 2-7.


M.M. Piano Performance

Sep 2003 - May 2006
Longy School of Music

Artist Diploma, Piano Performance

Sep 2002 - May 2003
Brandeis University

B.A. Music & Physics

Sep 1998 - May 2002
Amherst College

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Dalcroze License

May 2014
Longy School of Music of Bard College

Dalcroze Certificate

Dec 2006
Longy School of Music


Silvia Lerner Piano Award

May 2002
Amherst College
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1 Review on Aaron B.

Qixiao M. May 27, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Aaron is an amazing teacher. He is knowledgeable, very patient and very helpful. After taking several lessons with Mr. Aaron, I realized playing piano is a much more delicate form of art than I had thought.

In Mr. Aaron's class, piano playing, understanding of music, music theory and the culture of music are nicely combined. I've learned playing piano before, but have never been so happy and learning so much.

I feel very lucky to learn music with Mr. Aaron.
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