Benjamin Boyer

Benjamin B.

Lees Summit, MO

About Benjamin B.

Background check: Last verified 02/11/2016
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Benjamin teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: August 2006
Last sign in: More than two months

Overview

I was 3 years old when I started playing the Violin. As I continued in music, I found myself learning to play the Clarinet, Piano, Organ, and composing. I love anything music: teaching, conducting, or writing. I attended Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, receiving my B.A. in Music and a Minor in Music Theory and Composition. I have had the wonderful opportunity to enhance my musicianship through academia and professional experience. As such, I became extremely proficient in 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. I am always learning; always developing my skills.

*** 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 piece of music, is the same excitement I bring to my lessons. I not only teach my students music proper, but I also teach my students how to be €œfree€ and learn €œuncommon 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.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Studio 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.

Photos and Videos

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

Experience

Organist/Accompanist

Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
Redeemer Presbyterian

Staff Organist: accompanying congregation, choir, and soloists.

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

English

Professional Proficiency

German

Fluent / Native 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

Affiliations

Pi Kappa Lambda

May 2012
Pkllogo

An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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4 Reviews on Benjamin B.

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Mark Feb 24, 2016
Organ
Benjamin Boyer has joy and energy! He possesses a wide variety of musical skills. Benjamin is a delight! He is a strong supporter of the musical arts...both as a soloist and in collaboration. I invite you to engage Benjamin Boyer in your musical future! You'll be glad you did!
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Jonathan Feb 17, 2016
Piano · In studio
Benjamin is very gifted and has always been a pleasure to work with. I had the opportunity to work with him while he was still at Evangel University. His passion for music and exuberance is infectious. Learning with Benjamin was always a positive experience. In his own music, he pushes himself to excel and to always strive to be better; he instills those same qualities in everyone he comes in contact with. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would without hesitation.
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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!
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