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Average Cost of Music Lessons in Raleigh, NC

The average cost of 60-minute music lessons in Raleigh is $75. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $75 and $75 per hour.

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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute music lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 30-minute music lessons are 34% less expensive at $50.

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Raleigh Music Lessons

As you may already know Raleigh, NC is well known for its Oak trees, however what may surprise you is that its music industry is also quite popular. The city is rich in history and has a blossoming culture specifically in theatrical performances. In fact, this city has a number of performance venues including the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and Theatre in the Park. With so many possible venues to showcase your talent, all you need is to choose the best Raleigh music lessons, and maybe one day you’ll be lucky enough to perform in one of Raleigh’s music venues.

Who knows, you could be the next Evan Rachel Wood, a famous resident of Raleigh that is known to have participated in Raleigh music lessons. She developed her talents to singing and acting under the direction of her father, Ira David Wood III, who is also the executive director of the venue Theatre in the Park. Performance arts is flourishing in Raleigh and if you’re passionate about learning you can easily get yourself involved in the music and theater scene.

Right now you may only be part of the audience. However, if you take Raleigh music lessons and develop your talent you may be able to eventually grace the stage at one of Raleigh’s prestigious music venues. We offer a variety of music lesson types including music performance, which will the knowledge required to become a great performer. If you want to try something new and different, you can even enroll in ukulele or harp lessons in Raleigh. All ages are welcome to take music lessons and it is never too late to sharpen your talent and develop new skills. You may also be happy to know that all of our teachers go through a rigorous certification process to ensure they are qualified and friendly. This way we know that they have what it takes to teach you all the basic and advanced techniques regarding your lesson of choice, while having fun in the process. Enroll for our music classes today and get the best lessons available in town.

About David R.

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David discovered his love for music early on at the age of seven with the musical/movie: The Sound of Music. He and his siblings would entertain their babysitter by acting out the entire musical - singing and dancing along with the soundtrack. To make it even more fun, they would sometimes speed up the vinyl record and perform in extra-fast mode!

He vividly remembers his first real musical instruction back in elementary school:
“Everyone in 4th Grade was given a Recorder to learn how to play 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star'. When the music teacher had the class play together, she noticed that I wasn't looking down at my music booklet as I played, since I was 'playing by ear'. Not only was my booklet turned to the wrong page; it was upside down as well! To admonish me, she had me stand up in front of the whole class and play
solo - as she held the booklet in front of me. Enthusiastically, I rendered the complete song correctly, only pretending to read from the page as she held it, but actually 'playing by ear'. Upon getting to the end of the tune, I suddenly broke out in a jazzed-up, improvised version of 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star', arousing the whole class to spontaneously tap their feet in rhythm and clap with delight . . . my first solo performance!”

David eventually took up guitar in his teens, becoming involved with playing for musicals such as "Godspell" and "Jesus Christ Superstar". During high school, he also played in the Bluegrass band 'Odell & Zeke', and in the Rock band 'Ring Wraith', performing for local dances and proms.

Extremely versatile within classical and popular guitar styles, David played in the Top-40-Hit music video, Shine Shine, by The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb – alongside pop-star legend - Michael Jackson. David is also mentioned in Just Jazz Guitar Magazine for his jazz endeavors; and he has years of experience as a church music director.

As a Classical concert guitarist, David has performed throughout the USA and Europe. His live performances have been broadcast on television and radio: NPR’s Performance Today (USA); CBC’s Arts National (Canada); RAI Television’s In Concerto (Italy), and the Hungarian National Television. Successful in competitions, David won First Prize in the 20th International Guitar Competition in Milan, Italy and First Prize in the National Wurlitzer Artist Competition, USA. He has received other awards and grants as well, including a Solo Recitalist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Governor's Award from Department of State, Florida. Moreover, he was chosen for the rosters of both the California State Touring Program and the North Carolina Visiting Artists Program.

David’s 35 years of teaching and performing experience, coupled with intensive years of formal studies with many of the world's greatest guitarists, including Andres Segovia, Eliot Fisk, David Russell, Christopher Parkening, Holzman, Ghiglia, Morgen, Tomas, Isbin - have afforded him a rich and in-depth understanding of music and the guitar. He shares all of this with his students in an insightful and uniquely original manner.

Education:

Florida State University - Master of Music - Guitar Performance

Florida State University - Bachelor of Music - Guitar Performance

Certificates of Professional Study:
- L'Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Italy
- Aspen Music Festival

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Wouldn't you love to play the music that you enjoy listening to the most?
Ever listen to your very favorite songs on your iPod or on the radio and really wish you could just play along? Well, here's your opportunity! Even if you are just beginning, I can help get you up and strumming in no time! You can choose your favorite songs to play - and I will show you how! Imagine playing along with Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Fun, Ke$Ha, Demi Lovato, Flo Rida, Alex Clare, Ne-Yo, and more!
And for you adults: imagine playing your favorite songs from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. What a wonderful way to re-kindle all the fun, memories and meaningful songs of your youth!

I am committed to helping you really enjoy and excel in playing the music you love! You will find our lessons fun, interesting, and always inspiring. What better way to be motivated to learn and play, than having fun . . . and enjoying it along the way?!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Separate, professional studio in a nice setting. Lots of windows, art, books make it inviting and cozy. Special separate adjacent room for parents and siblings, allowing parents to watch lessons through glass doors without "intruding".

*** Travel Equipment ***
I carry my own iPad, computer, cd player.
Students should have instrument, capo, music. Ability for student to take video recording/audio recording is helpful. Often, we will use parent's iPhone at end of lesson to record important concepts/techniques/etc.

*** Specialties ***
I am versatile within classical and popular guitar styles: folk, country, rock, new age, praise, bluegrass. My in-depth understanding of music theory, guitar technique, and performance affords me a wealth of practical and artistic experience from which I lead students on their musical journey.
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Tyler M. October 21, 2018
· Classical Guitar · In studio
Very helpful and willing to go the extra mile to help his student's succeed.
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Lara August 9, 2017
· Classical Guitar · In studio
David is the rare combination of a true artist who wants to help others discover their own musical voice. He is always able to find a solution to my technical problems, with the goal of helping me play more musically. He takes me seriously as a student, challenging and encouraging me with understanding, patience and kindness.
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Natalie P. December 17, 2016
· Ukulele · In home
David was very knowledgeable about music and made it easy to understand. This was especially important to me since I am starting new, not having any musical background other than a love for music and a passion to play. This instructor helped me realize I have potential which is also important. After just one lesson I was able to take what he taught me and put some of his advice together musically and it is starting to make sense. I am looking forward to my future lessons!
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David R.

Cary, NC 27519
(15)
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$45 / 30-min

About Kevin D.

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I am a professional music teacher with 30+ years experience. Very experienced at teaching all band instruments. Expert at Saxophones - Clarinet. I am Nationally Board Certified as a Band Teacher. I can teach a student what they need from specific solos to audition materials to Jazz Improvisation. I currently perform throughout the area. I am experienced at teaching students of ALL ages what they want to learn about the saxophone and clarinet. I can play and demonstrate for you as a musician. I own and play Soprano, Alto and Tenor Sax. Bari as well but do not own one. I also play clarinet and flute. I am a good young piano teacher.

I have successfully taught many students to success at district and honors band level auditions, as well as prep for Governor's School and College Auditions.

I can teach you what you would like to know
to be successful at your instrument.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Stands, Chairs, Recording Equipment and Sound Playback if needed.

Can do Smart Music.

*** Travel Equipment ***
My Chrysler 2011 - if needed.

*** Specialties ***
Saxophones and Clarinets - Young Piano. Beginning ALL Band Instruments.
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· Bass Clarinet · Online
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Kristen October 4, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Kevin was very patient and kind. Kristen can't wait to go back next week!
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Yaoyu October 4, 2017
· Saxophone · In studio
Professional! Nice!
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Kevin D.

Raleigh, NC 27614
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

About Ted D.

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My name is Ted D. and I have been teaching private lessons in both guitar and voice for over a decade. I began playing guitar at age eleven and continued into college, where I majored in guitar performance. While in college I began studying voice seriously, adding a vocal performance major to my degree. I moved to New York City for additional vocal training, and sang leading roles in many opera productions in the NY/NJ area.

I currently serve as Director of Music and Worship at HOPE Presbyterian Church in North Raleigh, and my performance experience ranges from playing and singing in rock bands and as a solo acoustic act to performing in opera houses and concert halls with symphony orchestras. Whether teaching guitar or voice, I focus on developing proper and efficient technique with my students that enables them to perform in a wide r
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Moe April 5, 2017
· Vocal Training · In home
“If you can sing opera you can sing anything.” This is something I learned while taking vocal lessons with Ted Dougherty. Many voice teachers aim to silo you into one style of singing but that is not the case with Ted. He will help you build your voice to be the strongest it can be while encouraging you to practice and sing the types of music you are passionate about. Ted is an extremely talented musician who not only has the knowledge to teach you new techniques, but also has the ability to demonstrate those techniques. I started voice lessons with him when I was 12 years old and only ended my lessons with him when I went away to college years later. I truly believe, were it not for my lessons with Ted, I would not have the quality voice I have today. If I lived anywhere near Raleigh, NC, nothing would be able to stop me from going for voice lessons with Ted as often as possible.
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Ayla April 3, 2017
· Vocal Training · In home
If you are a singer, do yourself a favor and get lessons with Ted! I took voice lessons with him for two years it's been quite the game changer. I've been a singer since I was 6 and have had a lot of different vocal training and Ted's lessons were unlike any other. I never expected the techniques. They are designed to make you re-conceptualize how to make the sound until your voice is in the right place. The first few months of lessons were unlearning and really strange because it seemed like he was telling me to make ugly sounds most of the time. Later I realized how foundational and fundamental these practices are for a strong and healthy voice. If you stick with it, and practice regularly on your own, you will be able to do what you thought was not possible with your voice. Like perform Queen of the Night, or Defying Gravity, or Carry Underwood. It's been amazing to transform my voice so drastically, and I would never have gotten there without these lessons.
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Ted D.

Raleigh, NC 27616
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

About Treana H.

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Morrisville, NC

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Roll Call! Who wants to learn how to sing and perform?

That's where I come in! Treana here and singing and acting are my specialty. I am super passionate about these two things and hope that you are too!
I have been teaching since 2013 and love each moment of it! Each of my lessons are catered to where the student is and where they want to go.
Broadway and Classical are what I teach best and I would love to teach you proper breathing techniques and vocal placement to help you in these two things. Technique and theory are only half of it, we tend to have a little fun too!

Let's make some music, shall we?
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Treana H.

Morrisville, NC 27560
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$37 / 30-min

About Kaylyn W.

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Raleigh, NC
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About Kaylyn
Kaylyn P. W., a mezzo-soprano from Cape Coral, FL, is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, earning her Bachelors in Music Performance from the Bower School of Music and the Arts. She has performed across Southwest Florida with the FGCU chamber choir, Gulfshore Opera, Opera Naples, and as a soloist. She also had the opportunity to perform abroad in Austria and The Czech Republic with the FGCU chamber choir. Her accomplishments include receiving the Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence, a Superior at the National Fine Arts Festival in Detroit, MI and Superior with Honors at the National Fine Arts Festival in Orlando, FL.
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Kaylyn W.

Raleigh, NC 27613
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$40 / 30-min
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About Christine B.

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Durham, NC
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Since starting her musical journey twelve years ago, Christine Bryant has rarely put down the violin. This led her to the University of South Carolina where she graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education in 2016. She studied under violinist Neil Casey for eight years. The University of South Carolina provided her with a myriad of teaching experiences. She taught at String Project for four years, teaching both private lessons and string classes. After earning her degree, Christine directed Fairfield Middle and Fairfield High School’s orchestra program. In the summer of 2015, Christine received her Violin Suzuki Certification at the University of East Carolina. These diverse pedagogical influences have left her well-versed in both the Galamian and Suzuki methods.

Christine recently moved to Durham, North Carolina. She cur
rently works with Duke University’s Continuing Education Department and is earning her MAT in Elementary Education from North Carolina State University. She is excited to begin teaching lessons in the triangle.

During her time away from work, Christine enjoys playing jazz and bluegrass with her husband, Carsten. Though Christine is new to the Durham area, you may see her perform at Nash Street in Hillsborough or at various churches around the area. She also performs with the Chapel Hill Philharmonia.
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Christine B.

Durham, NC 27705
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$30 / 30-min

About Jim R.

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Chapel Hill, NC

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Jim Roberts
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Jim Roberts is a cross-cultural percussionist and producer who welds together American rock/funk/jazz styles with the world music of the African Diaspora and beyond. As an artist his music is diverse and sonically complex and rich. He has recorded with Grammy award winning artist’s Victor Wooten (What Did He Say, Yin Yang, Cookbook, Ancient Hand) and Future Man (The Seamless Script). In 1999, he released Two Traditions, a cross pollination of old time fiddle music and three percussionists featuring the renown Ithaca group, The Horse Flies. In 2000 he co-produced Highway 90, the acclaimed debut album by New Orleans artist Shane Theriot, (Neville Brothers, Hall and Oats). He has performed at Merlefest, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The Grass Roots Festival, The Leaf Festival, the Augusta Heritage Festiva
l and on the Grand Ol’ Opry in Nashville, TN.

In 1996, Jim moved to Nashville, TN and began performing with the Wooten Brothers Band at 3rd and Lindsey. He toured and did session work. In 2000, Jim graduated as an engineer/producer from the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) and opened Kalimba Studio which he operated till 2006. He released Cape Town’s Waka Waka featuring South African singer Paul Petersen and Memphis Horns founder, Wayne Jackson. He also recorded numerous independent projects and demos. In 2006, he returned to North Carolina and joined the percussion faculty of Elon University. Now in his 11th year, Jim has taught percussion, drum set, 2 classes on the music of the 60’s and 70’s and founded and directed the Elon World Percussion Ensemble from 2008 to present.
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SUSAN December 13, 2018
· Percussion · In studio
It is my pleasure to write about Percussionist, Jim Roberts, who resides and works throughout the greater Triangle region. He is a gifted, natural musician, who willingly shares his drum talents and techniques throughout the community.
Beside Jim's musical talents he is personable, professional, compassionate, and a patient instructor, who treats his drum students as individuals with their unique musical needs.
Personally, I began my drum lessons as an older student, completely new to any previous musical training. He has calmly and patiently guided me to hear and feel rhythm while playing a Djembe drum. While this is my first encounter with musical instruction, I am learning to enjoy music at a level that I had never experienced.
My hope is for Jim to continue patiently guiding me down this musical drumming pathway..
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Renée October 14, 2018
· Percussion · In studio
Jim is an expert in percussion. We appreciated his flexibility in adjusting his teaching style to match our son's personality.
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Jeannie October 12, 2018
· Percussion · In studio
Both our boys have been taking lessons from Jim for the past five years. One focuses mainly on the drum set while the other focuses on mallets. Instruction has been reliable and excellent. Our boys have made it in to honor bands (e.g. All Districts, All State) and Jim has been a constant support throughout. He is also quite a versatile instructor; he had also had our four children form a band when they were very young. All in all, we highly recommend him as an instructor.
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Jim R.

Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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$30 / 30-min

About Catherine K.

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Raleigh, NC
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I'm originally from the UK, and have been playing music in one form or another since I was a little girl. I studied at two music conservatoires in England: Guildhall in London and the RNCM in Manchester. During that time I studied bassoon and baroque bassoon, attaining a masters degree in solo performance. After that I completed a post-grad teaching certificate.
Although bassoon is my first instrument, I am also a proficient clarinet player, pianist and singer.
I have worked as a freelance musician in the UK and Europe, including touring with the European Opera Centre and a summer residency with the Dartington Festival Orchestra, Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble.
As a teacher I am friendly and smiley, I think music lessons should be the highlight of someones week! I can change my lessons to fit you or your child, we can do any s
tyle and it can be as fun or as challenging as you wish. In the past I have taught everything from adult beginners who just want to have some fun and get good enough to join a local band to teenagers studying music at a high standard, taking exams and performing regularly.
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Ruth March 6, 2019
· Piano · In home
Love this teacher. Catherine is so easy to work with.
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Catherine K.

Raleigh, NC 27606
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$25 / 30-min

About Jay R.

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Hello prospective student! Thanks for checking out my profile. A bit about me:

--Thirty-five years professionally playing, teaching, and performing
--Featured in GUITAR WORLD and other national guitar publications
--Recorded and toured nationally with million-selling artists
--Currently performs 70 dates a year across the Southeast
--Endorsed by/product demonstrator for Morley pedals/InTune picks
--Five years private jazz-rock instruction (1983-1987)
--Two years Advanced Classical Theory/Voiceleading and Jazz Improvisation at
Oberlin College Conservatory (1990-92)
--Utilizes a variety of methods and approaches tailored to the individual student—from beginner to advanced
--Lessons are given in a high-tech studio including practice amps, drum machine, metronome, play-along CDs, online access, and other state-of-the-art audi
o and written teaching materials
--Instructor is available outside of lesson times via email or phone to answer any questions that come up regarding lesson curriculum
--Specializes in rapid progress and understanding of the guitar both technically
and theoretically--making sure you understand the “why” as well as the “how”
--Currently authoring a publication focusing on a fresh and logical approach
towards both beginning and advanced guitar improvisation
--Fluent in all styles played with a pick (pop/rock/metal/blues/country/jazz)
--Reads both standard notation and tablature
--Organized, conscientious, personable, and enthusiastic
--Student references available upon request
--PLEASE LOOK UP MUSIC AND ROCK SCHOOL in APEX, NC TO GET MY PRIVATE CONTACT INFO SO WE CAN DEAL DIRECT.
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Mark February 27, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
I've been learning from Jay for 5+ years. Great blend of theory and playing the songs you want to play. He provides great tips and knows many genres. He would be a great instructor if you are just picking up a guitar for the first time to someone well-versed and seeking to take that next step in their abilities.
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Steve February 27, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
I've only been working with Jay for a few months now, but he is without a doubt the best music instructor I've worked with over the years.
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Raj February 26, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Mr. Jay is helping my son for almost a year now and I have my son always ready and excited to go to his class. I have seen substantial improvement in his music. This is one activity i do not need to remind him for; he is always ready to practice on his guitar and learn more. I think this excitement and motivation really comes from his instructor, Mr. Jay.
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Jay R.

Apex, NC 27502
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$34 / 30-min

About Ben Y.

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Raleigh, NC

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Hello! I am a full-time musician, artist, and teacher from Raleigh, NC. I have been teaching guitar and songwriting for a few years now and just joined with Take Lessons in hopes that I would find more students. I have pursued music from a young age; I started teaching myself guitar when I was 9 y/o and took lessons from when I was 10 until I was accepted into the University of Miami Frost School of Music for my undergrad, where I studied guitar privately under Dr. Brian Russell. I also studied songwriting, music business, and music composition/production at Frost and graduated last May with a Bachelor of Music.

Since I picked up the guitar, music has taken me to so many places and introduced me to many of my closest friends. I found my identity in high school when I put together my first rock band with a group of friends. We performe
d at school events, dances, and private parties. I learned the ropes of playing with a group and even wrote my first songs ever with them. I was taught how to read music from my first guitar teacher and that invaluable skill has allowed me to play in multiple pit orchestras for musicals over the years, such as Footloose and Spring Awakening. I’ve gotten to play with major artists and hit-makers like the pop duo R. City, Soulive and Lettuce founder Eric Krasno, and rock guitar virtuoso Andy Timmons. I’ve done session guitar work for an array of artists in Miami, Los Angeles, and Raleigh. Recently, I finished recording and producing my first album, which will be released on all platforms this spring. Currently, I am the touring guitarist and musical director for Daniel Correa, a rock singer-songwriter from Miami with two radio hits.

Over the last two summers, I worked as a teacher at the University of Miami Frost Young Musicians’ Camp, where I taught songwriting, guitar, and a “Making the Band” class to kids ranging from elementary school to high school. This experience, as well as teaching privately over the past few years, has had a deep impact on me personally and shown me the true joys of teaching students who are eager to learn. To me, teaching is not just an income supplement, but a real passion that reminds me why I picked up the guitar in the first place. I celebrate every student’s achievements as though they were my own and love to share the excitement that is always felt with each accomplishment.

I do not have a standard curriculum because there is no such thing as a standard student. I do have and continue to add to a collection of resources that I have available for students of all levels and disciplines from learning beginner chord progressions, to more advanced rhythm and lead guitar exercises, and creative songwriting, composition, and improvisation assignments. I believe in establishing goals from the first lesson and tailoring the teaching to each individual student to best suit the direction they want to go in, and having FUN during the lesson. Regardless of what style(s) the student is interested in, I understand the fundamentals of guitar playing that are transferable across all genres of music that will equip the student to make the music they dream of making.
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Christina March 20, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Ben is a great guitar teacher! He’s super dependable and is constantly challenging his students with awesome techniques. He is very talented and makes every session enjoyable!
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Christina March 18, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Ben is an awesome teacher! As a singer/songwriter, there were so many styles of guitar that I wanted to learn and he was always up for anything. I really got a lot better at accompanying myself!
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Settle March 17, 2019
· Guitar · In home
Ben is a wonderful guitar teacher! He is dependable, skilled and extremely engaging. My son looks forward to his guitar lessons every week! Not only has my son improved on the guitar, but he has also found a great role model in Ben.
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Ben Y.

Raleigh, NC 27601
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