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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

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