Aaron Crouch

Aaron C.

Laurel, MD
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Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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.
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About

Aaron passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Aaron delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 1999

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.

NOTE: I CANNOT PROVIDE IN HOME TEACHING WITHIN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

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Experience

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.

Education

Bachelor of Jazz Studies
Sep 1993 - May 1998
University of North Texas
Diploma - Music
Sep 1991 - May 1993
Interlochen Arts Academy

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Here I am outside the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY before a performance of Circus Extreme

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21 Reviews

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Jen Feb 3, 2017
· In home

Aaron is great

Apryl Oct 1, 2016
Piano · In studio

Aaron is a very talented piano/music teacher. He is patient, accommodating and very flexible with time, pace and teaching style. I had a great experience learning the fundamentals and will definitely continue.

Apryl Sep 29, 2016
Piano · In studio

Aaron is a very talented piano/music teacher. He is patient, accommodating and very flexible with time, pace and teaching style. I had a great experience learning the fundamentals and will definitely continue.

Jen Sep 10, 2016
Piano · In home

Aaron is amazing with our girls, even when they have trouble focusing-;)

Jen Aug 22, 2016
Piano · In home

Aaron is great and wonderful with my girls.

Gaby Aug 8, 2016
Piano · In home

Aaron is fanatasic! my 7 yr old enjoyed her 1st class with him. looking forward to more classes!

Amare O. Jul 30, 2016
Piano · In home

Aaron is passionate about music and it exudes in his teaching style! He is also very good with children! Very pleased!

Kyechia Jul 16, 2016
Drum · In home

Aaron is a wonderful instructor! Very patient, energized, focused, structured, punctual, and fun to work with. He offers a variety of talents. We are very happy to have Aaron as an instructor in our home!

Jason N. Jul 9, 2016
Piano · In home

Aaron is great with the kids & they've learned so much. He makes the lessons fun & they look forward to their weekly lessons.

Michelle N. Jul 9, 2016
Piano · In home

Aaron is great with the kids & they've learned so much. He makes the lessons fun & they look forward to their weekly lessons.

Gabriel Jun 27, 2016
Piano · In studio

My children really enjoy working with Aaron!

Joshua D. Jun 20, 2016
Piano · In home

I loved how Aaron interacted with my children and that he took a little extra time to talk with me and explain things. Both of my boys really enjoyed their lesson and are excited for next week.

Gayle S. Jun 16, 2016
Piano · In studio

My first lesson with Aaron was fun and very helpful. Aaron is an experienced teacher & musician with a great personallity who obviously loves music. I'm psyched to learn from him and motivated to go forward. I especially liked his approach and his ability to break down complex musical theory into basic concepts for a begginer's level of instruction. Feeling good about my choice of instructor.

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Sasha M. Jan 20, 2016
Piano · In home

Very nice and patient.

Adrian V. Nov 19, 2015
Piano · In home

My son's first piano lesson with Aaron was fun and exciting, the way music should be! Now he can't wait to practice nor for his next lesson!

Kayla S. Nov 13, 2015
Piano · In home

First lessons with Aaron was great! He went right into his session with lots of energy focusing on the student needs. Aaron delivered and we are happy to work with him. Look forward to upcoming classes!

Geetha Sep 28, 2015
Piano · In home

Aaron is a wonderful teacher. He is very patient and really makes the lessons fun. Both of my boys (5 and 7) love him and are excited for their lessons very week.

Vasanti Sep 7, 2015
Piano · In studio

My daughter thinks he's the best teacher ever. Very accommodating and understanding.

Joshua B. Aug 14, 2015
Drum · In studio

Both of my boys like him , he is very professional and has a lot of patience to teach my oldest son who has learning disability.

Joshua B. Aug 14, 2015
Drum · In studio

Both of my boys like him , he is very professional and has a lot of patience to teach my oldest son who has learning disability.

Vama Jul 6, 2015
Piano · In studio

My son really enjoyed his piano and drum lesson with Aaron. Now my daughter also wants lessons from Aaron too!

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