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Instruments: Guitar, Saxophone, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Music, Electric Guitar, Djembe, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Salsa, Showtunes, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Avant-Garde

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Ben S In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Guitar, Saxophone, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Music, Electric Guitar, Djembe, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Salsa, Showtunes, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Avant-Garde

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 9-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

Bachelor Degree: Five Towns College

Associate Degree: Manchester Community College

Awards:

Magna Cum Laude

Phi Sigma Eta

C.O.C. Honors Jazz Band

Overview:

I love all genres of music. I've been playing guitar everyday for 17 years and it is my main instrument. I also play saxophone, bass, drums, and keys. My educational background includes an associates degree in music (including performance, theory, and history) and a bachelors in audio recording and business. My studio includes drums, guitars and basses, a few amplifiers and several vintage electromechanical pianos. I have the ability to record lessons. I enjoy teaching technique, theory, songs, and improvisation.

EXPERIENCE

I began teaching 11 years ago during my senior year of high school. At the time I had been playing for many years. During this time I had five students. One of my students was a friend who had been envious of my playing for a while when he decided to ask for lessons. It was truly amazing and rewarding to see him advance to a level where he could play along with other people and write songs. Seeing the happiness that music brought to his life was amazing. This was something that I experienced with every student. Music is so important in my life and it was great to give others the skills to have the same appreciation. I stopped teaching a few years later when I moved to go to college. I am excited to teach again.

METHODS USED

Technique as well as theory are equally important. It is also important to have fun while learning. I like to use the Hal Leonard lesson books combined with excersises that I have created. I can also teach songs requested by students and explain and demonstrate how theory and technique apply to the tune. Improvising and playing along with other musicians in songs or jams is highly recomended. Understanding what each student wants to get out of the lesson is important. While I believe learning to read music is important, not every student wants to do this and accomadating the goals of the student is necessary. Jimi Hendrix couldn't read or write music and he was one of the greats.

LESSON STYLE

Proper technique, learning the notes, and learning how to practice effectively is a great place to start. Even ten minutes a day is better than not practicing. Making lessons fun and giving students tools to bring home is very important to me. An example is learning some excersises to get the notes under your fingers, and some chords and scales to practice at home. The excersises will create and maintain proper technique. Everyone learns differently and some people are more advanced. I have learned to adjust my teaching style and pace for each individual student. It has been amazing and fulfilling to see students progress and improve over time and even week by week.

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