Aaron Aker

Richmond, VA

Aaron is a multi-instrumentalist who has spent the last 12 years perfecting the art of developing and transforming young musicians into stage-ready performers and worship leaders. In 2008 he founded Rock and Worship Academy. It was a non-profit artist devlopment program for young rock bands as well as youth worhip bands. In 2014 he merged his program with Passion Academy (PassionAcademy.net) and until recently has overseen their band program.

He is the Artist Manager and Band Director for award winning Christian Recording Artist Katelyn McCarter (DOLE Records). and currently travels the country leading worship at Christian retreats, conferences and camps with the worship band L.J.M. He was formerly the Music Director for RVA United (rvaunited.org) and in the past he has performed with various Chriatian rock bands such as Mayfair and Portraits of Dale,

He began his career in the music industry working as a stagehand for one of the region's largest outdoor concert series, Innsbrook AfterHours (http://innsbrookafterhours.com). Aside from teaching and touring he currently works as the the Music Lesson Coordinator for the Shady Grove YMCA, and as a freelance sound engineer. He is an active member of MEIEA (Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association) and earned his bachelor’s degree in Music Business from Full Sail University.