Aaron Parks

Aaron P.

Austin, TX
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing drums for 16 years. It is my true passion. We can go over basics like breathing, technique, posture, holding the sticks, hitting the cymbals and drums, and tuning the drums. We can also get into rhythms, grooves, licks, tricks, fills, odd times, odd subdivisions, reading, learning solos, and more! I'm game for everything. We can set up an extra kit at your place or my place.
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Aaron delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2006

I was an engineering tutor at University of Texas at Austin from 2006-2009. I graduated from UT with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2009. I am very familiar with the UT engineering courses (from the beginning to the end).

While I was at UT, I also studied jazz drumming with Brannen Temple. I have been playing professionally for over ten years with lots of different bands. Teaching and playing music are the most gratifying things for me. But I also like to teach math!

I have been teaching high school math, physics, and music theory at Premier High School of North Austin for five years (2009-2014). I am a certified teacher by the state of Texas.


Campus Testing Coordinator
Aug 2013 - Jul 2014
Premier H.S. of North Austin

My job duties were:

Organizing student data for state testing

Securing testing documents

Training test administrators

Managing state testing sessions

Title I Math Specialist
Aug 2009 - Jul 2014
Premier H.S. of North Austin

My job duties were:

Teaching Algebra I & II, Geometry, Math Models, Pre-calculus, Physics, and Music Theory

Creating and grading tests, quizzes, and homework

Organizing lesson plans

Preparing students for state assessment tests

College of Engineering Tutor
Sep 2006 - May 2009
University of Texas at Austin

My job duties were:

Assisting students with calculus, physics, differential equations, and mechanical engineering courses

Instructing individuals and groups


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Aug 2005 - May 2009
University of Texas at Austin


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Texas Educator Certificate
Jun 2010
A+ Texas Teachers

Mathematics (Grades 8-12)


Harry/Rubye Gaston Endowed Scholarship
Aug 2008
Harry/Rubye Gaston
Keyes Family Endowed Scholarship
Aug 2007
Keyes Family
Engineering Scholar
May 2007
Cockrell School of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Honors/University Honors
May 2007
University of Texas at Austin
C.R. Smith Endowed Scholarship
Aug 2006
C.R. Smith

Photos & Videos

Crazy video with the Richard Jessee Project.
Photo by Aaron P.

Photo by Aaron P.

Guitar Center Drum Off 2013, Round 3/5
Richard Jessee Project clip of "Frankenstein"
Photo by Aaron P.
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6 Reviews

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Danyaal M. Sep 21, 2017
Chess · In home

Aaron si easy going and comfortable to work with. He's a good teacher to top it all.

Eveline Apr 9, 2016
Chess · In home

Aaron is teaching my 5 year old daughter chess. It seems to be going quite well

Terynay L. Mar 8, 2016
Percussion · In home

Aaron is great :)

Kerrigan H. Feb 25, 2016
Drum · In studio

Aaron is a great instructor. He is patient and interacts very well with my 6-year-old. She likes the drums he has available to play on, especially the crash cymbol :)

Holt A. Feb 20, 2016
Drum · In studio

Aaron is an excellent instructor! His passion for music and teaching is infectious.

Amy B. Dec 3, 2014
Drum · In home

My 9-year-old daughter is absolutely loving her lessons with Aaron. His enthusiasm for the instrument is contagious and his patient encouragement is just what she needs to stay motivated. Having been through two other disappointing drum teachers before this, we are thrilled to have found Aaron!

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