About Aura

Aura Ruddell (piano, composition and songwriting)

Aura is a Classically trained pianist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with highest honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has been teaching private piano lessons in Seattle since 2009. She is currently studying jazz piano under Mack Grout, and appreciates Bjork, Dave Brubeck, and the Broadway Lion King as much as she does Beethoven, Ravel, and Shostakovich. Her piano lessons are not limited to one genre or method, and are uniquely structured around each individual student’s needs and experience. Self-expression and creativity are fostered as much as possible, and every student will receive instruction in music theory, ear training, improvisation, and composition. Feel free to fill out this form if you would like more information or to join the waitlist. Please also check out this invaluable blog post about choosing the right teacher and this list of 10 things to do before you or your child starts piano lessons.