Aaron Yackley is a PhD student in Music Education at The Ohio State University. He holds degrees in music education from the University of Georgia and Florida State University. He has taught orchestra and general music in the public schools and maintains a private double bass studio. As a teaching associate at Ohio State, Aaron teaches classes that include topics such as rehearsal skills, beginning and intermediate string technique, and school orchestra repertoire. Aaron conducts the OSU First Year Undergraduate String Orchestra, is an assistant conductor of the Columbus Youth Orchestra Chamber Strings, and works with students in the summer Morning String Student Workshop.