A Yamaha Education System graduate, Aimee began her musical journey at age 3 in Yamaha Primary Course. She completed the Primary, Junior Extension Course, as well as Junior Advanced Course at Jensen’s Yamaha Music School. Growing up in a musical family and attending these weekly music classes, Aimee began composing at an early age. At age 8 she wrote her first composition, and won Honorable Mention in Yamaha’s I Can Compose Too Contest. She continued to compose music and performed her original pieces in Regional and National Yamaha Junior Original Concerts in Massachusetts, California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Dallas, Texas. She’s so excited that Yamaha Education System has continued the tradition of featuring concerts of Yamaha students performing their own compositions, because now as a teacher she can continue with her work in composition by helping her own students compose their own original pieces.
Aimee attended graduated from Jefferson High School (Fine Arts and Music Academy) in 2001, and spent her four years singing in choir, playing trumpet in the marching band and performing in musicals. After high school she attended The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music. There she enjoyed playing in the Longhorn Band under the direction of Dr. Kevin Sedatole and Dr. Robert Carnochan, sang in Concert Chorale under the direction of Dr. Suzanne Pence. She also performed in numerous musicals including Godspell (1999), Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1997), Cinderella (1999), Amahl and A Night’s Visitors (2000), Children of Eden (2001), and Pirates of Penzance (2001).
In May 2005 she graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Music Degree. Her studies included piano, composition and music education.