Instrument: Guitar (Acoustic and/or Electric)
Experience: Playing 40+ years; Teaching 30+ years
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Ben’s teaching career with Coffey Music began in 1984, and over the years he has become one of Coffey Music's most experienced and sought after guitar instructor. Today, there is more interest in guitar than ever, and Ben is happy to be helping a new generation of guitarists reach their highest potential.
Ben offers lessons for beginners to advanced, age 10 and up, in all styles including acoustic and electric, rock, jazz and classical. Ben also teaches music theory in a practical, easy to understand way.
Ben brings un-matched experience and resources to his teaching practice. He has created an extensive library of original lesson material, and is continually expanding it. Ben uses a computer in the teaching studio to provide additional learning materials and to produce original audio examples for the student to take home.
The insights Ben can provide to students are based on his own intensive studies, as well as his long and varied performing career. Ben grew up listening to jazz, studying classical music and teaching himself rock and roll. Since joining his first band in 1975, Ben has played thousands of gigs over the years, in just about every style of music. He studied classical guitar for 10 years, with a B.S. degree in guitar performance from Towson State University. His current activities include a full-time teaching schedule, regular free-lance performing, and a recording career, having produced two CDs of original jazz-rock music, and a classical CD with flutist Marlee Lindon. His first guitar instruction book is currently in production.
Ben has been honored many times for his achievements on the guitar, including a feature in Guitar Player magazine, being a finalist in the North American Guitar Competition, and winning Best Instrumental Musician in the Music Monthly Readers’ Poll.
“My goal is to inspire students to strive for excellence, have fun, and discover the power of music to express oneself and connect with people.”
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