Aaron Parker

Aaron P.

Apple Valley, CA

About Aaron P.

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Aaron teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: February 1997
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

As a 15-year-old teen I was headed nowhere. I had no interests and was failing my freshman year of high school. Then I started playing the guitar and fell in love with music. As I studied under my dad, who was a professional musician, my mind started to open up, my attention span grew. My problem solving skills and comprehension improved to such a degree that my grades went up to the honor level. Since I ended up graduating with a 4.0, I preach and stress the importance of learning a musical instrument.
I got into teaching only 4 years after I first picked up the guitar and immediately found that it was what I wanted to do for a living. Oh sure! Playing in bands is fun but I enjoy seeing my students grow in and with music most of all. Having over 20 years’ experience as a professional musician and teacher. I have been teaching exclusively in the High Desert area for the last 16 years. I started at a music store in Apple Valley called Hi Note Music then taught at Tom's for 14 years. Now I teach at Rollover Beethoven's Music store in Hesperia and out of my studio in Apple Valley.

*** Lesson Details ***
I can teach almost any style of music including Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Country and R&B. I stress the fundamentals: technique, reading, theory, ear training but in addition, I will give you all the licks and tricks you want. The important thing is to develop good habits because bad habits take a long time to overcome. I will provide you with the tools to play anything your heart desires and the ability to teach yourself.

*** Studio Equipment ***
separate studio w/ seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
Have portable sound system and lap top computer. All the student needs are their instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I have written methods that I have found to work very well in teaching the student all aspects of music and how to apply it towards the instrument. My methods include the essentials in reading, finger exercises, theory, and ear training. I like to prepare my students for any and all genres. The key is to teach the student how to teach themselves.

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Experience

Teacher

Aug 2011 - Present
Hesperia Christian School

Teacher

Jan 2011 - Present
Rollover Beethoven's Music

Teacher

Nov 1998 - Dec 2012
Tom's Music

Music teacher

Teacher

Mar 1990 - Sep 1998
Hi Note Music

Education

Bachelor in Elementary Education

Aug 2015 - Present
Grand Canyon University

AA in Humanities

Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
Barstow Community

Music

Dec 1996 - May 1998
VVCC and Barstow Community

Affiliations

National Association of Music Merchants

Nov 1998
NAMM

NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

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8 Reviews on Aaron P.

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Jenasys Apr 15, 2016
Drum · In studio
Verified Student
My daughter is learning well from Aaron and his teaching approach. Thank you.
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Erika G. Feb 17, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He is very good with kids and has a lot of knowledge!
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Lynn Murdock Feb 4, 2016
Harmonica · In studio
Verified Student
A very good experience. Aaron makes you feel comfortable in learning.
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Melannie C. Jan 22, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I'm learning very fast.
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Melannie Jan 11, 2016
Piano · In studio
Very Professional and easy to understand.
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Gregor H. Dec 2, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My children had such a great time learning Piano from Aaron! We are excited for our next lessons.
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Brittany M. Aug 12, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Aaron is a wonderful teacher who has a clear passion for teaching and music. Since I knew next to nothing about guitar, he has been patient with me since our lessons began and has really focused on the fundamentals to give me a great foundation for learning.
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Crystian A. Oct 10, 2014
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Aaron it's a great instructor very patient, he builds rapport with my child and makes her feel comfortable,couldn't have asked for a better instructor.
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