Ben Lougheed

classical guitar teacher and performer

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Quotes

"He has a virtuoso technique that he uses to create music of dramatic power and lyric beauty. He has a real stage charisma that draws the audience into his sonic creations. "
- Julian Gray, Chair, Guitar Department at the Peabody Institute

"Ben Lougheed presented a concert of music from the 20th Century to the members of the Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Society. His playing was extremely precise but daring enough to be exciting. His use of the various colors that the guitar has to offer was a big feature of the concert. Ben had a unique way of framing the pieces in an imagined storyline which gave the attendees another dimension in which to enjoy the performance. He struck a very good balance between presenting art and teaching the audience about the pieces. We can't wait to have Ben back for another performance."

 - Rowdy Carlton, President, Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Society


 "He [Ben] has developed a great rapport with the children (ages 4 – 9), as well  as their parents; he was always punctual and professional, was helpful with  room setup, and consistently brought a pleasant demeanor to class. Ben also took many opportunities outside his official duties for personal growth as a teacher; he consulted with both me and other members of the Suzuki guitar community for teaching methods, lesson plans, and specific ideas for activities to lead in classes.

 I strongly believe that any institution would be very lucky to have him as a faculty member, and I—as well as my students—will miss having him here in  Baltimore."

-Zoe Johnstone Stewart, Director, Evergreen Academy 


"gorgeous.. marvelous"                                                     

- Charles Shubow, Broadway World                
     
"Wonderful Playing!"
 - Dennis Koster


"Good Quality of Sound...able to communicate your passion for the guitar."

- Isabella Abbonizio, Ph.D.