Aimee Bobruk

Aimee B.

Austin, TX
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Individually catered guitar lessons in pop, rock, country, blues, etc.

All in-home lessons are an hour minimum.
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About

Aimee delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5 to 60

Teaching since:
January 2008

Aimee's Teaching Mission:
To provide an inspiring environment for students to learn their favorite songs and to encourage creativity through exploring songwriting. Aimee demonstrates a clear self-awareness…revisionary”–Austin Chronicle

“Nothing short of a work of art”–Performing Songwriter

*Over ten years experience as a professional performing and touring musician
*Five years teaching private and group classes in guitar, piano, bass, songwriting
(over 100 private students)
*Three years instructing Rock Camp USA Austin (children band camp)
*Selected as a “Top 10 Band” by Austin Monthly
*Featured in Austin’s premiere photo journal, Sound of Austin
*Charted co-written songs in Europe
*Songs commissioned and licensed to film
*Performances with Dr. John, Ian McClagan (The Faces, Rolling Stones),
Alejandro Escovedo, Ian Moore, Freedy Johnston, Thao and The Get Down Stay Down and more

Aimee''s Music Studio is a privately operated studio for music instruction hosted by award winning and international touring songwriter/performer, Aimee, in downtown Austin, TX. Both private and group lessons are available in guitar, piano, electric bass, and songwriting. Students vary in age from 5 years to 60 + years and are of a beginner and intermediate level. Lessons are conducted in 30 to 60 minute intervals. Styles studied are in the popular music genre (rock, pop, country, blues and fingerpicking techniques). Music fundamentals in reading, tablature, scales, and ear training are stressed and all lessons are supplemented with audio and visual reference material recorded during lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Upright Piano
Recording Gear to Record Lesson to E-mail Student
Music Stand
Copier/Paper/Scanner

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my instrument, stand, music and charts.
The student provides their instrument and a quiet, undisturbed working space.

*** Specialties ***
Performance:
As a professional performing artist I help intermediate students adapt songs for performance and explore performance from a background in acting. From the moment you walk on stage the performance has begun. We discuss how to introduce a song, talk on the mic between songs, and how to deliver an energetic engaging performance.

Songwriting/Recording:
I work directly with students wanting to compose and write their own songs. We look a different techniques to help you get "un-stuck" and to widen your chord range and feel in songs.
Co-writing is included upon request.
I have with both beginner and intermediate students arranged recording sessions with professional studios to document songs in a professional environment complete with band and all!

Young Students:
I combine a both classical note reading/theory with learning by ear. I simplify chords to get students playing quickly and to reap fulfillment from the very first lesson.

Adult Students:
I provide you with the basics in the first three lessons and resources online to help you get moving quickly. We discuss your specific performance goals and track your progress weekly.

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Experience

Music Teacher
May 2014 - Present
Austin School of Music

Employed for over 3 years at the Austin School of Music teaching piano, guitar and songwriting.

Music Teacher
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
Khabele

Independently contracted private music instructor at Khabele

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Art
Jan 2001 - Dec 2003
St. Edward's University
BA Philosophy and Art
Jan 2001 - Dec 2003
St. Edward's University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Top 10 List
Jan 2014
Austin Chronicle
Top Album in Texas 2013
Dec 2013
Texas Music Magazine
Top 10 Up and Coming Artist Best of 2012
Jan 2012
Austin Monthly Magazine

Photos & Videos

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11 Reviews

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Dennis Jun 15, 2017
Songwriting · In studio

Came in there and learned exactly what I wanted to learn. Was ultra stuck at moving past 8 bars and Aimee helped me get past that. Now I'm finishing full arangements all thanks to her.

Edward Feb 7, 2017
Piano · In home

Fantastic teacher. Amazing lesson plans. Really really happy with it

MARY E. Jul 21, 2016
Guitar · In studio

We got right to work on a song I selected. Aimee gave me a range of interlocking to work on which was just enough of a challenge. I've really enjoyed p.o. king up my guitar and practicing. Can't wait for the next lesson.

jon S. Apr 20, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Had my first lesson yesterday. I play a bit, so we started with chords, and she showed me the caged system. Quite a revelation. Really enjoyed her easy way and
her focus. Very fast hour.Afterwards,she played me one of her tunes. Really great songwriter too!. Definetely looking forward to next weeks lesson.

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Robert Apr 5, 2016
Guitar · In home

Off to a great start after the first lesson.

Matthew Shostak Mar 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Nice first lesson. Looking forward to more!

Alexa and Austin J. Sep 23, 2015
Piano · In home

Aimee is great keeping childen focused and interested. Our children are young (4 and 6) but she breaks down the information very well and is able to hold their attention. We really appreciate her skill, energy and her no nonsense approach (but still fun!)

Caleb B. Jul 17, 2015
Guitar · In home

Aimee is patient and very easy to work with.

Eddie W. Aug 11, 2014
Guitar · In studio

I am a retired faculty/staff member of The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in education. An 8th grade teacher diagnosed me to be musically challenged, and I was told not to make an effort to learn music. After retiring I decided to get a guitar and try to learn something about music. I had been trying to learn how to play on my own, but I soon realized that I needed a teacher. The first teacher I tried could not answer my questions, and inspire progress. Aimee demonstrated a very high excellence in teaching proficiency in the first lesson. While in her studio I observed her teaching young students, and it was obvious to me that she could teach both young and older students equally well. Have confidence that you can learn music with Aimee's guidance.

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Mike S. Aug 7, 2014
Electric Guitar · In studio

I'm a new student to Aimee, but have played guitar for years. My goal is to learn some music theory, understand chord progressions and positions, improve technique, and learn how to learn songs: how to break them down into chunks, so it's not overwhelming. It's already clear that she and I are going down that path. Best of all, she is patient, which should be incredibly important to any student.

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Brook D. Aug 1, 2014
Piano · In studio

My nine year old daughter has been taking piano lessons from Aimee for nearly three years. I really like Aimee's approach. For beginner students, she uses structured lessons teaching the all important fundamentals. As my daughter advances, Aimee continues to stress theses fundamentals combined with tailor-made lessons drawing from my daughter's musical interests. Plus, her strong communication skills go beyond from behind the piano. Her administration of her services make it a breeze to arrange lessons, make up lessons, and the like. Lastly, Aimee is just a down right cool lady, who clearly loves music and enjoys teaching what she loves. Thanks, Aimee!

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