“As a woodwind doubler, I rarely spend a great deal of time on one instrument. As I found myself, with more and more work, I was devoting a great deal of time to keeping reeds “broken in” and ready to go. Maintaining 10 different setups (jazz and classical for 6 different instruments) grew to be unmanageable. I was introduced to Légère reeds by a fellow artist and was floored. I had reeds that gave me everything I wanted with none of the heartache. I’ve switched on every setup and haven’t looked back.” – Aaron P. Martinez
Aaron P. Martinez is currently on the faculty of Lone Star College in Kingwood, Montgomery and North Harris, where he serves as Adjunct Professor of Music. He was also recently appointed Adjunct Professor of Woodwinds at Houston Baptist University. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, as well as a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Sam Houston State University where he studied under Dr. Scott D. Plugge.
As a teacher and clinician he is in high demand, and he maintains a studio of well over 60 students ranging from elementary school to college in the cities of Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, Atascocita, Kingwood and Houston. He performs regularly with the Kingwood Pops Orchestra, the newly reestablished Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, and various local theater companies as a woodwind doubler. Past performances include accompanying the Kingwood Chorale on their concert tour of Great Britain and Canada as a featured soloist, the National Conservatory of Music in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Texas Music Educators Association Convention, the Texas Conference of the National Association of Composers, Symphony North, the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the North American Saxophone Alliance regional conference. He also performs on-call with the Symphony Orchestra of the Shepard School of Music at Rice University. He looks forward to joining the Houston Grand Opera in January in their production of Nixon in China.