Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

Aaron Lind BM, MM, Guitar And Theory Instruction

5.0 (19)
7 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

I strive to make the process of learning music engaging and fun! I do my best to balance the discipline of learning the technical elements of music with the fun of learning parts, songs, and playing music together. I'm passionate about meeting the student where they are in terms of their musical interests, backgrounds, and ability levels. I enjoy working with those preparing to play professionally as well as those who are looking to light up the living room!

Study with me is more of an investment than is typical on lessons.com, and I'm looking for students who are passionate about music and are excited to commit to regular practice and study. I tailor each lesson or lesson pack for you, and work with you to develop key long term skills and practice routines that will help you enjoy and integrate music on a deep level. If you decide to study music with me, you're investing in your learning with an experienced teacher with 2 music degrees, 25 years of experience performing and teaching, and a lot of enthusiasm for helping you get where you want to go with music!

I enjoy teaching and seeing students start to connect concepts to practical exercises and real life facility on their instrument. It's been a joy to see past students go on to their own gigging and teaching careers. 

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San Diego, CA 92111
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19 Reviews


  • Dennis Kim

    Aaron has a unique understanding of instruction how the style of teaching should conform to the individual student. Aaron is deeply concerned about the student's Goals and Expectations and creates a learning experience that is individualized for the student. Not the cookbook approach. His agenda is your agenda as he helps you to achieve your goals. I am retired and decided to try my hand again in trying to learn the guitar, after having tried several teachers in the past. Aaron imparts quality as he teaches the guitar skills and musical theory. I highly very happy with Aaron as my selection to be my Guitar Instructor and highly recommend him if you on the search.

  • Eric Carrillo

    He has a deep understanding of theory and ear training. He’s also very comfortable to take lessons with, I feel like I couldn’t have asked for a better first teacher.

  • Inez Almeida

    Aaron is a wonderful teacher, he makes you feel very at ease and uplifts your motivation level through his enthusiasm and support. He is precise, highly skilled, very technical and makes it all so much fun. I also love the fact that the training is very personal to fit my own needs and wishes. So I am very grateful and highly recommend!!

  • Dave Veit

    Aaron's teaching is next level. He quickly figured out the best communication style for my style of learning, then communicated complex ideas (like music theory) in a way that made it easy to digest and... AQUIRE for my own use. He's clearly passionate, not only about music, but also about teaching it to other people. In short, he's skilled and cares. I feel lucky to have found him!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I typically do a quick phone interview about your individual goals followed by a brief assessment of current technique and auditory recognition/reproduction on your instrument and start from there. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have both Undergraduate and Master's degrees from the University of New Orleans as well as over 20 years of experience playing music professionally in a range of venues from small club and bar dates to concert halls and universitie exhibitions. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I offer weekly hour-long lessons. A trial lesson is $30, then lessons are $320/month. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching guitar during my undergraduate degree as a way of sharing my passion and cementing in the learning I was experiencing. I went on to grow a student group of 32 weekly lessons as a full time instructor in New Orleans. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with all ages of students, from 9 years old to 70. I love working with students that are excited about learning the instrument and how to express themselves through music. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love meeting people that share a passion for music and jamming together. I recently had an amazing experience spending hours with a new friend in San Diego improvising over tunes together. It's such a wonderful thing to have a common language and technical skill set that allows for a musical conversation to happen, and it's something I strive to cultivate in my students as well as myself. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

All the teacher about their background, experience, qualifications, and most important what they love about teaching and music! 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should start with an end goal in mind. For me, I want to be able to understand and play everything I hear in my mind and in the music I love. Students should seek out a teacher that fits their interests and needs to reach their end game. 

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