Ben currently teaches at Music Lessons Express in Tallahassee, FL where he is the Program Director for the Guitar Department.
Ben’s Teaching Qualifications
• Suzuki Certified in Guitar Books 1-4. • Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University. Completed coursework for minor concentration in Music Education. • Served as Graduate Teaching Assistant at Florida State University. • Graduated from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University as a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance and from Florida State University with a Masters of Music in Guitar Performance. • Taught over 200 students of all levels and ages (3-88) • 9 years of experience teaching both private and class guitar. • Interned with Suzuki teacher Zoe Johnstone-Stewart in Baltimore, MD.
Benefits of Studying Guitar with Ben
• Develop the ability to read music as well as play by ear. • Enjoy learning guitar at your own pace. • Express your musicality from the first lesson. • Benefit from both individual and group lessons. • Acquire good work and study habits. • Learn relaxation techniques that can be used in all areas of life • Gain confidence in yourself and your playing • Improve patience, perseverance, and problem-solving skills