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Other Instruments: Piano
Aaron Gratzmiller is a piano and saxophone instructor at North Main Music. He began studying classical piano at the age of six, and picked up the saxophone a few years later. Inspired by the Jazz musicians of the ‘50s and ‘60s, he spent his High School years listening to local musicians, often sitting in with their bands. Aaron earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance from Berklee College of Music, and studied with instructors from Duquesne and Slippery Rock University. He has appeared with several local and national acts. Aaron currently lives in the Boston area where he performs and teaches regularly in the Jazz, Classical, Latin, and Pop idioms.
“There are many reasons for studying music; some people seek lessons with specific musical goals in mind, while others are simply looking for a fun and engaging way to spend their free time. I try to address each student’s needs by showing them how to make small improvements each week. On both the piano and the saxophone, this usually involves working on the fundamentals- tone, time, technique, and reading. I also enjoy working with students to select (or even write) real music that relates to their lessons, then helping them through the process of preparing for a performance. Beyond that, it’s all about having fun and trying something new.”