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College Level Courses Taught

Carnegie Mellon University Piano Lessons for Non-majors

University of Michigan Piano 110 – Beginning group piano for non-piano majors

University of Michigan Piano 111 – Intermediate group piano for non-piano majors

University of Michigan Piano 112 – Advanced group piano for non-piano majors

University of Southern California MPKS 501 – Private lessons in Electro-Acoustic Media

University of Southern California MPKA 301 – Private piano lesson for non-majors

Pomona College MUS 96a – Electronic Music Studio

Pomona College MUS 96b – Advanced Electronic Music Studio

Pomona College MUS 4 – Fundamentals of Music Theory

Pomona College – Individual Applied Study (Piano)

Chapman University MUS 244 – Introduction to Music Technology

Chapman University MUS 344 – Advanced Music Technology

Chapman University MUS 346 – Introduction to Synthesis

Chapman University MUS 348 – Introduction to Max-MSP

Glendale Community College Music 101 – Music Fundamentals

California Institute of the Arts – Piano lessons for non-majors

California Institute of the Arts – Piano lessons for piano majors

California Institute of the Arts – Piano lessons for Doctoral level piano majors

California Institute of the Arts – Piano Workshop

Cal State University Fullerton MUS 112 – Diatonic Harmony

Cal State University Fullerton MUS 319 – Form and Analysis

 

Pre-College Private Lessons

Teaching Philosophy 

Playing the piano is an amazing thing. It trains the mind and body unlike any other activity, no matter what age study is undertaken. More significantly, music trains the spirit and the soul. We look to it for inspiration, comfort, and joy. It sparks our creativity, and tells us something about our shared history, and about ourselves. 

In my 15 years of teaching piano lessons, I have come to follow one universal principle: every student is unique, and deserves to be taught as an individual. In other words, there is no one-size-fits-all teaching method. 

I approach each student’s education with several long and short term goals in mind, including technique, note-reading, music history, sight-reading, musicianship, and ear-training. I then tailor the curriculum to each student’s strengths and weaknesses, so that they may easily reach those goals. 

Like anything worth studying, achieving mastery at the piano is hard work. In my teaching, I strive to make learning fun by demystifying the process of practicing. Students learn how to practice smarter, not harder. 

It is my mission to provide my students with the best musical guidance possible, and to help them explore and realize their full potential. 

Scheduling an Interview 

When studying the piano, the chemistry between the student and teacher is paramount. Therefore, I require an interview with all incoming students and their parents before beginning lessons. The thirty minute interview is FREE, and families are encouraged to take a day or two to talk it over before committing to lessons. 

What Students are Saying 

-Aron is a great teacher. After just a few months, I feel that I already learned a lot. He’s very knowledgeable, yet friendly and flexible. I like that he always makes a point of acknowledging progress. (Delphine, 30) 

-Aron makes learning fun. (Isaac, 7) 

-My son has learned so much. Aron fosters his interest in piano. (Nina, parent) 

-Aron makes learning fun and I learn a lot! Now, I’m playing Bach! (Valentina, 10) 

-Aron is exceptional with kids. His energy is motivating and he keeps the bar high without stressing the child. I highly recommend him. (Lolita, parent)