Aaron Kierbel has been proudly teaching drumming and rhythm classes for LEAP since 2013. He has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from C.I.I.S in San Francisco. He also works for notable Bay Area teaching arts organizations such as Destiny Arts and Performing Arts Workshop, and in 2017 he launched his own interactive group drumming and rhythm organization called Rhythm.ALL.ogy (www.rhythmallogy.com), focusing on using group drumming to build community and promote self- empowerment. As an ongoing volunteer with Bread and Roses, he conducts drum programs with inmates at SF Women's Jail, Alameda Juvenile Justice Center, Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, Edgewood Center For Children and Families and many more.
An in demand drummer in the local music scene, he is a founding member of the genre-defying band Rupa and the April Fishes, with whom he has toured the world. He can also be seen playing with the SF Mime Troup, Jazz Mafia, Mercury Falls and Tumbledown House. He continues to be inspired by the brilliance, vulnerability and humor of the youth he teaches. They inform his own artistic process, constantly reminding him to have a beginner's mind, to experiment and most of all, to never forget to PLAY.