Benjamin B.

Benjamin B.

2 Reviews
Greenwood, MO

About Benjamin B.

Benjamin teaches: Males 18 and up
Females 18 and up
Teaching since: August 2006
Last sign in: 3 days ago
Average response time: 10 hours

Overview

I was 3 years old when I started playing the Violin. Since then, I have played a number of different instruments such as the Piano, Organ, Clarinet, Accordion, and Banjo. When I was 6 I started writing music. Since then it has always been my desire to be a conductor and song writer. I attended a private University (Evangel University in Springfield Missouri) and received my B.A. in Music with a Minor in Musical Composition. While at Evangel, I had the wonderful opportunity to enhance my musicianship through academia and professional experience. As such, I became extremely proficient musical theory and performance. I have also received a B.S. in Kinesiology and the Physical Sciences, which has helped me to realize how important music is in my life today. Music is more than just notes, and all my life experiences up to this point have certainly affirmed such a statement.

*** Lesson Details ***
Well, one of my sayings is “Music should be fun!” And this is certainly true! I like to have fun with my students and I enjoy my students when they are having fun. The excitement that a student has when playing their favorite pop artist, is the same excitement I bring to my lessons. I not only teach my students the “Proper/Common” things of music, but I also teach my students how to be “free” and learn “uncommon” repertoire. I can be laid back at times. I realize that there is a time to focus and a time to play. After awhile, my students will understand how important and prolific music is in their personal life; they will learn to find the joys of music in the world around them. They will not only enjoy the music they listen to, but they will understand it as well. For your convenience, I am now offering online lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room setup for lesson with upright piano. Parking available. Parents can sit in on lessons, and waiting area available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student should provide a suitable learning instrument for their mode of interest. Example: clarinet for clarinet lessons, etc. Student is responsible for lesson books.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Classical, Pop, Rock. I also tutor Health Sciences, and Human Biology courses.

Photos and Videos

My wife and I playing a duet. I am playing the piano.

Experience

Organist/Accompanist Jun 2014 - Present
Redeemer Presbyterian

I am currently playing the Organ and Piano for Redeemer Presbyterian. I accompany special music and the choir.

I also play these instruments at this church: Viola, Violin, Clarinet.

Private Music Instructor Aug 2008 - Dec 2012
Springfield, Missouri

4 years experience in the Springfield area, teaching music lessons.

Substitute Organist/Accompanist Aug 2006 - Dec 2012
Springfield, Missouri Area

I played for a number of churches during these years including National Avenue Christian Church; Evangel Temple.

Student Accompanist Aug 2006 - May 2012
Evangel University

6 years experience accompanying college students. I accompanied them on Piano.

Principle Chair -Clarinet Aug 2008 - May 2011
Evangel University

Symphonic Band

Organist/Accompanist Aug 2009 - Nov 2010
Nixa Christian Church

I played the organ and piano for Nixa Christian Church. I accompanied their choir; performed in musicals.

Principle Chair -Clarinet Aug 2008 - May 2010
Evangel University

Symphonic Orchestra

Concert Series Performer Aug 2008 - May 2009
Mark Thallander Foundation

3 years experience performing concerts with the Mark Thallander Foundation on the organ.

Organist/Accompanist Aug 2007 - May 2008
Carthage First Presbyterian Church

I played the Piano and Organ for Sunday services.

Violinist Aug 2006 - May 2007
Evangel University

Symphonic Orchestra.

Education

B.A. Music Aug 2006 - May 2012
Evangel University
B.S. Kinesiology Aug 2006 - May 2012
Evangel University

Languages Spoken

German Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Certified Personal Trainer Apr 2013
National Council and Strength and Fitness (NCSF)

Awards

Outstanding Academics in Music May 2012
Evangel University
Outstanding Academics in Kinesiology May 2012
Evangel University
Oustanding Pre-Physical Therapy Student May 2012
Evangel University
Outstanding Future Professional Jan 2010
MOAHPERD
Binda Award Apr 2005
Kellogg Community College
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2 Reviews on Benjamin B.

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Patsy C. Sep 16, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ben is very professional, respectful and knowledgeable! He always starts the lesson on time and ends on time (which is very important for our busy lives)! He keeps Megan (10 years) interested in playing and is always very encouraging when correcting a mistake! We are so glad we chose him to begin this musical journey with her!
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Lisa M. Jun 4, 2014
Music Performance · In home
Verified Student
Ben has been great so far with my 14 year old daughter. She is really enjoying her lessons and improving her playing!