Aaron Hawthorne MA(Hons) has taught, piano, keyboard, voice and organ to adults and children of all abilities. An award-winning and active performer, Aaron is thankful to his own teachers and always aims to replicate the same patience, enthusiasm and professional relationships that have been shown to him.
Aaron excels when it comes to free-style playing, or ‘playing by ear’ but is no stranger to classical traditions. Whether you wish to learn your favourite songs or build a concert repertoire, Aaron will work with you to maintain long term goals while producing results in every lesson.
Having studied theatre alongside music while at university and with hundreds of performances under his belt, Aaron is keen to promote good performance skills throughout his lessons; even if you only want to play/sing for yourself, there is much to be learned in the art of self-confidence and belief.
Based in Dennistoun in the East End of Glasgow (20 min walk from city centre), Aaron is happy to teach from his spacious flat which is equipped with an excellent Roland digital piano. Aaron may alternatively be able to make arrangements to visit your home upon discussion. For those outside of Glasgow/ Lanarkshire, online (Skype/Facetime) lessons may also be available.
Aaron mostly takes on students at a beginning or intermediate stage (grades 1-5). Although Aaron now primarily performs as an organist, he could not have got to where he is today without essential keyboard skills. Regardless of ability or what sort of music you’d like to play, get in touch and Aaron will happily have a chat with you.
Aaron absolutely loves transforming shower-only singers into stage performers. Having worked with various choirs and professionals in the field, Aaron knows what it takes to make a voice stand out from the crowd. From musical theatre to Italian arias, Aaron is comfortable with all voice types. An accomplished performer, Aaron can also accompany you as a singer on piano or organ.
Aaron is a strong believer in the importance of music theory to any musician: it’s the building blocks that any performer, composer or critic needs to go far in their field. With a degree in Music and knowledge of the ABRSM syllabus, Aaron has the patience and enthusiasm to teach the language of music in a way that you will understand.
Aaron still has some availability left.