Aaron began teaching and performing on mountain dulcimer at the age of 16. In a short period of time, Aaron became one of the headlining names at many dulcimer festivals across the country. To date, Aaron has authored 20 instructional books for mountain dulcimer.
In 2010, Aaron won the National Mountain Dulcimer Competition held at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. Aaron is also a past winner in the Florida Old-time music competition held in Dade City, Florida and the Southeastern Regional Dulcimer Contest in Mountain View, Arkansas.
As a backup and studio musician, Aaron has performed and recorded in a number of different settings featuring the mountain dulcimer in improvisational jazz, classical, old-time, bluegrass, Celtic, latin, and progressive rock.
Aaron is also a regular teacher and performer on banjammer (a hybrid of the dulcimer and banjo). He helps host and produce The Annual Banjammer Gathering which features workshops and performances exclusively on the banjammer.