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Berklee Student

Aaron Butler

Berklee Student
Berklee Alum
Trained songwriter, pianist, accompanist and performer.  
Boston, MA
Member since 2010

About Me

Music began for me at the age of 3 when my father began teaching me the piano. My thirst for musical knowledge and experience was continuously sated by my father who is a music teacher, fortunately for me. I began French Horn in 5th grade so I could participate in the elementary band and I excelled enough to participate in multiple New York All-State events throughout my high school music career. I also practiced singing and taught myself guitar well enough to hold my own in performance situations. I originally began writing songs around the time I noticed the existence of females. Due to this “coincidence,” many of my first songs were horrible love ballads that made no musical sense. However, through consistent writing and critical listening, I brought my songwriting up to a level that I am proud of today and I am currently a songwriting major here at Berklee.
I am originally from Upstate New York in a small town called Salem.
I am a piano principal at Berklee College of Music. My original songs sound similar to Coldplay with a more acoustic flavor.

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Experience & Education

Current

  • Pianist/ Music Director for First United Presbyterian Church
    June 2011 to Present (over 8 years)

    Organized and performed the music at a Presbyterian church service every Sunday.

  • Substitute Organist for Holy Cross Catholic Church
    January 2009 to Present (over 11 years)

    Perform church music on the organ when needed.

Education

  • BA in Songwriting at Berklee College of Music
    2010 to 2014 (4 years)
  • Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors in Liberal Arts at Salem Washington Academy
    1997 to 2010 (13 years)