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Grant Jameson – Former student of Aaron VanderWeele currently studying with David Childs at The Royal Welsh College – named 2015 BBC 2 Young Musician of the Year.

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Laura Rann – Private four-year student of Aaron VanderWeele now studying euphonium performance on scholarship at the University of Georgia.

Euphonium Concerto, Mvt 1 (Vladimir Cosma)

Harlequin (Philip Sparke)


Raymond Henricksen Private student of Aaron VanderWeele since 2012, now pursuing graduate degree on scholarship with Dr. Brian Bowman at the University of North Texas.

Euphonium Concerto, Part 1 (Philip Wilby) 

Dance Zeibekikos



“I am pleased to be able to recommend Aaron VanderWeele as an expert and experienced professional teacher of the euphonium. His skill as both performer and teacher make him, in my eyes, one of the most important leaders of the low brass world in the whole of the USA. He is a master musician who clearly is able to communicate his craft to aspiring performers.”       – STEVEN MEAD / Professional Euphonium Soloist / Clinician for Besson, Buffet Group / Professor of Euphonium, Royal Northern College of Music

“Aaron VanderWeele is a euphonium virtuoso of glowing sonority. With a phenomenal technique, equaled by intuitive musicality, it is not surprising Aaron is a well respected euphonium ambassador and pedagogue on both sides of the Atlantic.” – DAVID CHILDS / Professional Euphonium Soloist / Clinician for Besson, Buffet Group / Professor of Euphonium, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

“All in all, this is an enjoyable CD. Aaron’s tone is a shining example to all budding euphoniumists and his sense of phrasing and immaculate intonation is as good as I’ve heard in a long time. Congratulations to the NYSB, conductor, composers, arrangers and above all, congratulations to Aaron VanderWeele who has taken all of these ingredients and produced a super recording to be proud of.” – DR. ROBERT CHILDS / British Bandsman Magazine / Review of Air ‘N Variations CD

“The complete mastery of the euphonium that Aaron VanderWeele displays throughout this recording means that the listener is able to forget about technique and all such physical matters—one can just sit back and listen to the sheer music being performed. Whether you are a brass or euphonium aficionado, or general music lover—this CD is for you.” – PHILIP BIGGS, Editor / The Brass Herald Magazine / Review of Panache CD



“When my son, Karl Gilbert, began to play the euphonium, we were lucky to have a friend who knew a euphonium teacher who lived nearby: Aaron VanderWeele. My friend’s enthusiasm was more than justified. We were fortunate to have connected with one of the top players and teachers of the euphonium. Not only is he one of the finest virtuosos on the euphonium, but he is one of the finest individuals I have ever met. His warmth, caring, and enthusiasm became evident as he mentored Karl. His teaching is detailed and exacting from the technical standpoint, but he also is concerned with making real music. His mentoring went beyond weekly lessons. He came to many of Karl’s performances, and later came to his high school graduation. Aaron VanderWeele is the personification of what great teaching and mentoring is all about.“ – David Gilbert / Resident Conductor, Manhattan School of Music / Music Director & Conductor, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, Greenwich, Connecticut

“Our daughter is a 10th grader who is in her 6th year as a euphonium player.  Two years ago it was recommended that she find a teacher who could help develop her talent through her high school and college years.   After searching the area, we focused on four very talented teacher/musicians, all of whom would have made a terrific choice.  Her choice of Aaron, however, was no surprise.  Their initial meeting had terrific chemistry.  It was immediately apparent that he was able to create a personal musical connectedness that was comfortable for her as a kid, and challenging for her as a student.  Under Aaron’s tutelage our daughter has developed a real passion for her instrument and the music she plays.  Aaron provides clear direction, has tremendous patience, and is very nurturing to the serious student.  Our daughter thoroughly enjoys her time with Aaron, and their work together has led to her being invited to play in numerous county, region and state bands (through competitions) as well as being a current member of the Greater Newark Youth Orchestra. She is headed to Interlochen this summer on a euphonium scholarship.” – Charles & Donna Rann / Mahwah, New Jersey