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Aaron began formal guitar studies at the age of 7 under the private tutelage of instructors such as Joe Scott and Tom Carleno. He earned B.A.'s in Music Composition and Sound Recording Technology from Colorado Christian University ('07) and a M.M. in Music Composition from the University of Northern Colorado ('10). As is true with most musicians, Aaron considers his true education to have come from some of the great musicians he has performed with, such as Joscho Stephan, and Bjorn Thoroddsen.
With a passion for the Manouche/Gypsy style of Django Reinhardt and authentic swing music, he founded the Elevation Swing Orchestra in 2007 and Swing Je T'aime two years later. In addition to these ensembles, he books an active performance schedule as the guitarist for Strings and Steel and as the bass steel drummer for Urban Island. Aaron also enjoys composing music for live performances, audio recordings, and films.
Aaron and his joyful wife, Lacey, reside in Denver, Colorado, where he independently teaches guitar, ear training, and theory lessons, and is the music theory instructor at Credo Academy in Lone Tree, Colorado.