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Aaron Nation, cello

Aaron began his musical life on the violin at a young age, switching to cello during high school with a year of study with Richard Aaron. In the years since, he has performed in a variety of settings, from musicals and ballets, to chamber and orchestral music, as well as with rock bands. In 2005 he took his first Suzuki teacher training in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and teaching music has been a part of his life ever since.

In 2012, Aaron graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University with degrees in both psychology and music. Not surprisingly, he takes as much interest in the ways that music can help develop a whole person as he does in the music itself. This said, when you dive into the world of music, you find one of the most incredibly enriching environments available for helping people, both children and adults, live life to their fullest satisfaction.

Aaron’s performance background includes the Lake Union Civic Orchestra, Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society, the Seattle Rock Orchestra, the rock band Reed, the Evergreen City Ballet Orchestra, the Federal Way Symphony and the Bellevue Philharmonic. He is currently a member of the Octava Chamber Orchestra. His teaching background includes work at the Music Center of the Northwest, the St. Catherine School, Meridian Park Elementary, Room Nine Community School, and the Community Music Center in Portland Oregon. He is an active member of the Suzuki Association of Americas and the Suzuki Association of Washington State, where he serves on the board. Aaron is excited to be back with the faculty at the Music Center of the Northwest as an instructor in the Suzuki Academy.