Aaron Petit Piano  

Classical Pianist, Teacher, and Lecturer 

Aaron Petit, 19, is an American pianist who currently studies with Mark Westcott in Portland, Oregon. Having no previous musical instruction or interest, he started learning to play the piano at age 12. His impersonations of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Victor Borge developed his deep interest for the classical composers and repertoire in the first two years of his study. He completed the MTNA Piano Syllabus level X at the age of 14.

Aaron has won 7 piano compeitions in the NW including the Seattle Philharmonic Don Bushell Concerto Competition (runner-up), Metro Arts Van Buren Concerto Competition, and the Portland Young Pianists Festival Competition. He has played with orchestras in Seattle, Portland, Salem, Renton, and Puyallup since making his debut at age 15 with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Most recently, he performed the first movement of the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 with musicians of the Oregon Symphony and Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestras.

Aaron's Schooling has included Seattle Conservatory of Music and the Colburn School: Young Artists Academy in Los Angeles.
His previous teachers were Peter Brownlee, and Mark Salman. Currently, he has his own teaching studio located in Beaverton.

Aaron's enjoys solving puzzles, walking in the woods, reading, and learning languages for recreation. His long term ambition is to help the public relate to classical music and share the love he has for the arts through teaching and performing.