Aaron Rashaw is a guitarist, educator and composer of music. He grew up in New England and studied at Berklee College Of Music. He earned a bachelor's degree in music from Plymouth University. Aaron has taught and played music in Salt Lake City for 20 years. He currently teaches about 35-40 private students per week. Most of his students are kids who range from 7-16 years old, as well as a handful of adult hobbyists. Making music fun and exciting for students is Aaron's main goal. Having flexible lesson plans and allowing the student to be creative is a must. Prepping students for real life music situations i.e. recitals, talent shows and college auditions is a great way to utilize lesson time. Simply working on a student's favorite song is fine too. Traditional music fundamentals such as sight reading, improvisation. rhythm, ear training and scales, play an integral roll in the lesson plan. Setting a good foundation in basic musicianship provides the building blocks for creativity.