Aaron Walters, Percussion
R. Aaron Walters is a Nashville-based composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and core percussionist in Chatterbird. Since his earlier days of studying classical piano and percussion, he has played drum set & percussion, piano, keyboards & synths, guitar, bass, as well as sung both in the studio and in live settings. He has done this for groups of various genres from folk and jazz, to punk and electronic indie-pop. In the concert music realm Aaron has also played drum set & percussion as a soloist, in various chamber settings, jazz groups, concert bands & orchestras, as well as musical theater pits.
Within the last few years he has also developed a deep interest in contemporary dance. In that realm, he can apply his multi-instrumentalism and love for improvisation & composition when playing for class and writing commissioned works. He has collaborated with Nashville based groups such as Company Rose, New Dialect, & Nashville Contact Improvisation; played at conferences for the American College Dance Association, Tennessee Association of Dance, & the TN Governor’s School for the Arts; and worked with renown dancers such as David Dorfman, Katherine Duke (Erick Hawkins), Orion Duckstein (Paul Taylor), & Mariah Maloney (Trisha Brown). Aaron is also the staff accompanist for Modern and Ballet at Middle Tennessee State University. When he isn’t performing with Nashville-based experimental synth-pop artist Basic Printer, working on production contracts, etc., you’ll likely find Aaron causing a ruckus in the kitchen or being the official taste tester for his wife’s baked goods.