Alvaro Benavides

Alvaro B.

Astoria, NY

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Alvaro delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
April 2000

I'm a 25 years + experienced bassist. I've performed all over the world in performing arts centers, concert halls, theaters, jazz clubs, jazz festivals, rock festivals, world music festivals, folk festivals with various artists of various music styles. Most recently toured the world with The Pedrito Martinez Group with whom I recorded two studio albums and one live album. I've worked with the likes of Steve Gadd, John Scofield, Wynton Marsalis, Issac Delgado, Ruben Blades amongst a few. I'm a Grammy nominated artist and a Berklee College of Music Graduate and scholarship recipient. I've taught private lessons, ensembles and workshops all over the globe for the best part of the last 15 years. I'm very easygoing and patient. Completely fluent in spoken and written english and spanish. I hope to enjoy the pleasure of sharing my knowledge with you!!!

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Jul 2008 - Jul 2016
The Pedrito Martinez Group

Played the bass on every show and every recording the band did through out those years.


Bachelor Degree
Jan 1996 - May 2000
Berklee College of Music


English and spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Best Entering Student Scholarship
Nov 1995
Berklee College of Music

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A Little Lesson!!!
At Work with PMG

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Grooving it out @ Umbria Jazz in Perugia, Italy..


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