We are thrilled to welcome Ben to our team of awesome teachers here at Starlight Music Lessons!
Ben has his Associates of Arts in music from Collin College and is currently working on his Bachelors of Music in Jazz studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. Over the years Ben Has studied guitar with Sam Walker, Ty Weatherly, and Pete Weise. Ben’s dedication to music has earned him numerous awards in music theory, Piano, and a place on the president’s list nearly every semester.
In addition to his musical education, Ben has played in various jazz big bands, jazz combos and musicals all across the DFW area. This has earned him valuable performance experience and a thorough understanding of musical improvisation and the music business that he can pass along to his student’s for a more enriching and insightful lesson.
Ben’s role as Vice President of Music Bachs allowed him to tutor students in the basics of guitar, music theory, and ear training while offering students a chance to perform in front of live audiences to later hear valuable feedback and support. Ben understands what learning an instrument is like from the student’s perspective.
Ben always makes it a point to make music fun. If nobody smiles during the lesson, then something needs to be adjusted. Ben’s lessons are specially catered to the student’s needs and wants. The typical lesson will focus on the student’s main goal(s) by using a series of fun exercises to prompt musical development or simply by learning songs that incorporate what the student wants to learn. Ben’s goal is promote musical development while leaving a smile on the student’s face.
Styles & methods Ben can teach include: Beginner, Rock/Pop, Jazz/Blues, College Audition Prep, music theory, and ear training
One of Ben’s professors says,
“Ben has demonstrated exceptional work ethic and organization. He consistently scored above average, offered creative ideas, and displayed a calm, patient, and agreeable attitude. I would recommend him to anyone wishing to take guitar lessons.” – Arlington, TX
More about Ben’s teaching abilities and personality:
“Ben is a very thorough teacher, anticipating the difficulties and questions of his students. Ben is a hard worker and very intuitive. Ben is also thoughtful and very personable when you get to know him.” – Arlington, TX
Ben will teach in the following cities: Arlington, Grand Prairie, Euless, Hurst, Bedford
If you are ready to start guitar lessons in Arlington, TX, click here to enroll today! We offer lessons on many instruments, so if you would like to talk to someone about Starlight Music Lessons, click here to contact us.