Music National Service | 2009 MusicianCorps
AARON WALKER-LOUD is an educator, composer, producer, drummer and director of many music collaborations and services, including The Flood (1999-2003), Big World Breaks (2000-present) and One Family, Inc. (2000-present). Aaron has directed live music production for reputable Northwest artists including Gabriel Teodros, Toni Hill, Choklate, Khingz, Massive Monkees, Blue Scholars and many more. For ten years Aaron has also worked and volunteered within child-care, music education and other youth programs as a teaching artist, mentor, curriculum designer, child-care director, child-care trainer and event producer/coordinator. Aaron carries forward the philosophies taught to him by his family, mentors and music teachers from his youth in Seattle’s Central District emphasizing respect for differences among people, creativity, development of life goals, anger management, self-discipline and team-building, as well as community activism and understanding social injustice. Aaron actively works to impart these same positive philosophies and principles upon his students.
Service Sites: Leschi Elementary School, Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, Washington Middle School, Garfield High School, Seattle Public Schools / Seattle Music Partners / YMCA
Service Mission: Engage more low income youth and youth of color in district music programs, through a supportive pipeline of drumline classes after school, and in the school day workshops and ensembles at Leschi Elementary, Washington Middle and Garfield High Schools.