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. Prepping students for real life music situations i.e. recitals, talent shows and college auditions can be highly rewarding, and a great way to utilize the lesson time. Having flexible lesson plans and allowing the student to be creative is a must. Assisting a student on composing a guitar part, for his or her rock band, can sometimes turn into a great lesson on understanding musical concepts. Traditional music fundamentals such as sight reading, improvisation. rhythm, ear training and scales are not overlooked, playing an integral roll in the lesson plan. Setting a good foundation in basic musicianship provides the building blocks for creativity. In the end, the goal is to give the student the tools they need to pick up the instrument, on their own, and simply play and perform the music they enjoy.