M.Mus (Dist.) Royal College of Music, 2012
B.Mus (Hons.) Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 1995
Aidan first developed a passion for playing the trombone whilst with the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra and studying with Mike Skitt. At age 18, he went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studied trombone with Eric Crees and Simon Wills. He also took lessons with John Kenny in contemporary techniques and Susan Addison in Baroque and Rennaisaince style playing.
During his college years Aidan performed in a masterclass with Christian Lindberg, was a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the European Youth Orchestra, and the World Youth Orchestra of the Jeunesse Musicale.
He toured extensively with these groups across the UK, Europe and Asia performing in many major concert venues.