About Aaron Spector

Aaron Spector, Music Man Inc

I would like to introduce myself to you "face to face," yet in the meantime I'll briefly describe myself, and what I'm expecting to accomplish.

I began music study in New York at the age of 5. Before that, I am told that I would sing and play the accordion "by ear". As a child I studied classical piano, trumpet and music theory at the Third Street Music Settlement. I was a union musician in my late teen years, did some recording and studied some other instruments before settling down with the certainty that my joy in music is most productively shared by teaching children. I spent the next few years studying and working in preschool settings using the training I'd had as a child and guided by the observations, notes and recordings I made of my early music sessions with children. The goal was simply to encourage children to create, cooperate and have fun while learning basic concepts of rhythm and melody.

I moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1980 and began Music Man Inc. At that time I was, apparently, the only early childhood music education company. I expanded by adding several rigorously trained teachers to provide music education to 50 preschools throughout the valley. For family reasons, I moved to Ohio in 1990 while the Arizona business continued with only a few teachers who finally returned to teaching on their own. In Ohio, I taught in several preschools and private elementary schools where my students play mallet and percussion instruments, recorder, mountain dulcimer, band instruments and many participate in private piano and/or guitar lessons.

In June 2016, I moved back to Arizona; my daughter born in Phoenix, now has a husband and 4 children in Chandler. It was just too ironic to be teaching so many children but only visiting my grandchildren a few times each year. I live in Chandler, have many private students, teach music to the children of Montessori Day School in Chandler (active sing alongs for preschool, recorders and movement for 1st -3rd grade and band for all the 4th- 6th grade)-and teach all 4 of my grandchildren!