Aaron tells us, “my fellow students at Berklee inspire me incredibly. I’m surrounded by so much talent that it’s impossible to not be able to learn something new every day.” You could see Aaron’s talent as well as his bandmates at his Senior Recital that took place on April 9th at The Red Room @ Cafe 939. The performance had two groups and the played a variety of songs from Radiohead’s “2+2=5,” “Actual Proof” by Herbie Hancock, and some of Aaron’s originals.
At his City Music program in Seattle Aaron was the oldest member the year he joined, and tells us he was looked up to in many ways. “I learned how to be a leader, and how to be confident in myself to see something through to completion.” He loves playing for people who want to have a great time listening to music, and really enjoys playing with singers. After he graduates this year he plans to stay in Boston for half a year and then move to New York City.
Aaron has traveled and taught with Berklee groups and tells us he has found those experiences to be incredibly humbling. “I don’t think there’s much more rewarding than to inspire someone else to see things in a fresh, exciting way, and to make them happy about what they’re doing. I’ve been fortunate to have had plenty of teachers who have done that with me, and I hope to give back the same way!”
Visit Aaron’s Website: aaronliaomusic.com