Aubrey Smalls started playing the saxophone in 1995. After he graduated from high school he knew he wanted to pursue music at Virginia Commonwealth University but wasn’t sure what his area of study was going to be. He did not get accepted the first audition nor the second. With time and determination he finally was accepted on his third audition. From 2004 to 2007 he studied music performance. In 2007 Aubrey decided to transfer to Berklee College of Music where he was accepted on his first audition. Once he was accepted he decided to major in music education and graduated in 2011.
Aubrey currently works in Chesterfield County Public Schools teaching elementary music and has been with the county for five years. He has also worked with the Monacan High School marching band and played in the musical Spamalot. Aubrey is also a current member of The Waller Family Band and Will Hamblen and the Troublemakers.
Aubrey’s philosophy is that music isn’t just a part of life, it is life. He would like to share his love and passion for music with whomever has the desire to learn.