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Aaron C.
Severn, Maryland
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Develop knowledge of chords and music structure. Learn to play from a fake book and make our own arrangements in a variety of styles. Develop our ears through active listening. Develop solid reading through learning pieces and using method books at the appropriate levels. Develop solid technique through scales and technical drills.
About Aaron C.

In a fun and engaging atmosphere we will develop the tools of musicality. I'm as comfortable with an absolute beginner as an advanced student. I've been a professional drummer and keyboardist for 17 years. The last 13 of these have been touring with Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus. I've performed on cruise ships, in clubs and bars, and in concert halls. As a drummer I'm well versed in Jazz, Rock, Latin, Funk, and Orchestral/Band Percussion. We will focus on solid time, technique, and musicality. On the piano we develop solid fundamentals through reading and technical exercises, a grounding in theory, and an understanding of musical structure. You will learn to play from a fake book, play with a band, and improvise. I will also equip you with the tools to write your own music. Happy to teach students both drums and piano. We can do this as a split one hour lesson, or alternate weeks. We will also work on ensemble playing by playing together.

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Aaron C.
Severn, Maryland
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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Develop knowledge of chords and music structure. Learn to play from a fake book and make our own arrangements in a variety of styles. Develop our ears through active listening. Develop solid reading through learning pieces and using method books at the appropriate levels. Develop solid technique through scales and technical drills.
About Aaron C.

In a fun and engaging atmosphere we will develop the tools of musicality. I'm as comfortable with an absolute beginner as an advanced student. I've been a professional drummer and keyboardist for 17 years. The last 13 of these have been touring with Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus. I've performed on cruise ships, in clubs and bars, and in concert halls. As a drummer I'm well versed in Jazz, Rock, Latin, Funk, and Orchestral/Band Percussion. We will focus on solid time, technique, and musicality. On the piano we develop solid fundamentals through reading and technical exercises, a grounding in theory, and an understanding of musical structure. You will learn to play from a fake book, play with a band, and improvise. I will also equip you with the tools to write your own music. Happy to teach students both drums and piano. We can do this as a split one hour lesson, or alternate weeks. We will also work on ensemble playing by playing together.

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Fantastic, patient, and effective teacher. He's very positive and encouraging with my active 8-year-old and I am amazed at how far she's come in almost a year. Wow! He also makes lessons fun and challenging, meeting the students at their level. Great instructor, highly recommend!

Posted Jan 14, 2022
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Aaron is great with my child. He's patient and encouraging.

Posted Oct 20, 2021
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Aaron was patient and engaging with my 4 y/o son. The class was a blast!

Posted Aug 29, 2021
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Circus Drummer
Jan 2004 - Apr 2015
Ringing Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus
Touring all over continental US with major circus production. Experience in a wide range of musical styles. Experience with electronic percussion, click track playing and in-ear amplification.
Keyboardist
Jan 2002 - Dec 2003
Ringing Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus
Played the 2nd Keyboard book for two different editions of the circus. Required solid reading, ensemble skills, and some improvisation.
Master of Fine Arts - Professional Composition and Orchestration
Sep 2018 - Jul 2020
University of Chichester/Thinkspace Education
Bachelor of Jazz Studies
Sep 1993 - May 1998
University of North Texas
Diploma - Music
Sep 1991 - May 1993
Interlochen Arts Academy
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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