Aidan joined the Sono team in 2022, bringing with him a wealth of practical know-how. He is an extremely talented young player with over seven years of performing in stage bands and small jazz ensembles. He is currently studying at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, majoring in Jazz performance.
Why have you chosen to pursue a career in music education?
I have always wanted to wake up and work at a job that I love. I have chosen a pathway into music education because it combines my passion for teaching and for music.
What I love most about my role is that I am in a position to meet new people and teach them about something that has already brought so much joy into my life. I hope that music can have a positive effect on my clients and become a lifelong passion for them.
What is your main aim when working with clients?
My mission as a teacher is to create an open environment to develop good communication between myself and parents and clients. I also ensure my clients are happy and satisfied with their lessons. I believe music should be enjoyed. With each client I strive for consistent improvement, increased confidence and a growing knowledge of music.
Do you play any additional instruments?
I sing and play both the alto and tenor saxophone.
Do you perform regularly?
I am in a band called Colleen Ave, there are four of us and we play and write music mostly in the Indie Rock genre.
What are your favourite styles of music/influences?
My favourite styles of music are jazz, blues and indie. This is because I love the complex chord progressions and freedom to improvise. I draw inspiration from jazz pianists such as Bill Evans and Oscar Peterson due to their innovation and the way they create so much meaning in their playing. My favourite bands are Sticky Fingers and Ocean Alley due to their diverse discography and creativity.