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Pianist. Teacher. 


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Pianist. Teacher. 


Aaron Butler is an active musical director, accompanist, and teacher in New York City. He is a specialist in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, is the resident pianist for Mind The Art Entertainment, and is a founding member of Sound Narcissist.  He is comfortable in a variety of musical styles— from baroque through contemporary classical, opera, Broadway, and improvisation. 

 

M.M. (piano), Longy School of Music

Dalcroze License, Longy School of Music

Dalcroze Certificate, Longy School of Music

Artist’s Diploma, Brandeis University

B.A. Amherst College

 

 

Piano with Lois Shapiro, Lanfranco Marcelletti 

Eurhythmics with Lisa Parker, Anne Farber, Ruth Alperson

Figured Bass with Frances Conover Fitch, Peter Sykes

 

Aaron is a dedicated professional and a real charm to work with. He is passionate about the music and studies it meticulously. He is a remarkable player.

I also want to stress his musical understanding as a giant asset; with Aaron you don’t just get a pianist but a real and true musician who understands the piece and its composition and who can be a part of the larger creative team to aid bringing about the best possible product.
— Christian De Gre, President of Mind The Art Entertainment

Photo by Gary Stallsworth

Aside from being a genuinely kind, hard working guy, Aaron’s skill set is tremendous! I always feel comfortable performing when I know he is my accompanist.
— Ashley Rozanski, Soprano
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Recordings


Recordings


One of the finest student recitals I’ve ever heard.

What was particularly striking to me was your ability to project each work’s internal and external structure.
— Wayman Chin, Dean of Longy School of Music of Bard College
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Dalcroze Eurhythmics


Dalcroze Eurhythmics



    Eurhythmics offers a hands-on approach to music theory in which students explore musical concepts such as meter, tempo, phrasing, form, and dynamics through rhythm games, creative movement, songs, stories, ear training, sight-singing, and improvisation.

    Dalcroze Education is a unique and dynamic education in music that uses movement to connect what the ear hears with what the mind knows. Students are brought into the music through personal and physical experience, sequentially feeling, identifying, choosing, vocalizing—finally applying to instruments. Aaron uses songs, stories, and images to set the stage for the students' education not only in music but through the music. Over the course of the year, they will gain familiarity with tempo, melody, rhythm patterns, phrase, and meter—and they will gain confidence in hearing these subjects, feeling them, and improvising with them.

Thank you for a lovely class again today. You are a master.
— Parent of a student at Lucy Moses School

    

The Dalcroze Method was developed in the early 20th century by the Swiss composer, musician and educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, who believed that rhythm is a vital element of the teaching of music. Known as "music training through movement," Dalcroze uses the body to develop a strong musical foundation and natural feel for music. 

Photo courtesy of Lucy Moses School

LUCY MOSES SCHOOL

129 West 67th Street

New York, NY 10023

212.501.3360

Ages 2.5-3.5, Mondays @ 9:30am

Ages 3.5-4.5, Mondays @ 10:15am

Ages 3-4, Mondays @ 11:00am

 



Bloomingdale school of music

323 West 108th Street

New York, NY 10025

212.663.6021

Ages 2.5-3.5, Fridays @ 3:30pm

Ages 3.5-4.5, Fridays @ 4:15pm

 

 
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Contact


Contact


Aaron Butler 

917.716.6619

aqbutler@juno.com

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