Ben Boossarangsi

Ben B.

Ipswich, MA

About Ben B.

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Ben teaches: Ages 5 to 90
Special needs
Teaching since: November 2013
Last sign in: Yesterday



I hope to encourage and build you up in whatever challenge we decide to tackle. Whether you are starting out for the first time or you have been playing for a while, I'm here to push you, to see you grow and to learn things as well. I enjoy working with both children and young adults. My students say that I'm fun, that I run lessons in an exciting manner, and that I love showing others what it is to make music.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Gordon College (Wenham, MA) and have a varied cohort of students ranging in ages. I teach both young musicians just starting out and the not so young, helping them achieve personal goals on a particular instrument. In my other life, I serve as a Firefighter and a Communications Officer in the Town of Ipswich.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are scheduled in 30, 45, or 60 minute sessions.
30 Minutes: beginners or students in elementary school
45 Minutes: some experience or students in middle/high school
60 Minutes: extensive experience or advanced students

All lessons must be booked per person (i.e. if you have two students who want to take lessons with me, they each must be signed up for a separate lesson slot).

*** Studio Equipment ***
No studio available

*** Travel Equipment ***
(12-string Fender Acoustic Guitar, Bach Stradivarius B-flat Trumpet, Yamaha student model Trumpet, Bach semi-pro B-Flat Cornet)

**Location Requirements**
All lessons are to be in the students' home or other pre-determined location set by the student.

Students must provide their own instruments. I can assist you in choosing an appropriate instrument for the student through local vendors.

All method books must also be purchased upon discussion with the instructor within the first two weeks of lessons. As the student progresses, additional method books of literature will need to be purchased at the instructor's discretion.

*** Specialties ***
Strong in classical trumpet, jazz and contemporary piano, music technology, basic recording. Well-versed in teaching all instruments listed at the basic level. As students progress in their studies, if it is not my specialty instruments, I would refer you to a teacher advanced in your students area.

Photos and Videos

NYMO Concert May 2012


Communications Officer

Jul 2016 - Present
Ipswich Police Department

Chair Car Driver

Jul 2016 - Present
Lyons Ambulance


Sep 2015 - Present
Ipswich Fire Department

Dispatcher/Chair Car Driver

Apr 2015 - Aug 2016
Patriot Ambulance

Technology Manager

Jan 2012 - Aug 2014
Gordon College, Recreation Department


Emergency First Responder

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
Mass Emergency Care Training Academy

Firefighter I and II

Nov 2015 - Feb 2016
Massachusetts Fire Academy

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Aug 2010 - May 2015
Gordon College

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Public Safety Telecommunicator

Aug 2016

HAZMAT Operations Level Responder

Feb 2016
MA Dept of Fire Services

Firefighter I/II by NFPA Standard 1001

Feb 2016
MA Dept of Fire Services

MA Emergency First Responder

Feb 2016

Emergency Medical Dispatcher

Jun 2015


Jan 2011
Patriot Ambulance, Inc.


Dick and Jody Gross Servant Leadership Scholarship

Oct 2013
Gordon College

Music Leadership Scholarship

Apr 2010
Gordon College


National Education Association

Sep 2014

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

Massachusetts Music Educators Association

Sep 2010

MMEA seeks to support comprehensive, quality music education for all students, through advocacy, professional development, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

The purpose of MMEA is to: Advocate and promote the advancement of music education through the schools of the Commonwealth and other educational institutions or organizations; Provide enrichment opportunities in music for students through District and All-State honor groups; Secure greater recognition for music as an integral part of the school curriculum, Encourage music activities among the schools of the Commonwealth by means of festivals, clinics, and other related events, Promote professional growth among its members.

National Association for Music Education

Sep 2010

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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9 Reviews on Ben B.

Pamela Feb 10, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
My son Kyle is a beginner guitar player. He is currently being homeschooled, as the result of being pulled out of a local elementary school, as the result of bullying. He has been thru a LOT emotionally, and we are slowly helping him to recover from the emotional damage.
Putting yourself out there with something new like this, and leaving yourself vulnerable are things that are difficult for him right now.
Ben has been so professional, caring, and patient with Kyle. I believe he will help him find the passion in this beautiful instrument, and the confidence to express his feelings and enjoy the art of music.
Thank you Ben!!
Sue Clark Jan 15, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ben was great! I'm encouraged that I might actually be able to learn to play the guitar!
Sue Clark Jan 14, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ben was great! I'm encouraged that I might actually be able to learn to play the guitar!
Hailey Jan 4, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Ben was great with my eight year old daughter, very patient and kind. She had never picked up a guitar before and now she can't put it down and is very excited for her next lesson!
Carol Nov 28, 2015
Saxophone · In home
Ben has been teaching my 11 y/o son the saxophone for about a year now. He is a wonderful teacher and easily adapts to the child's needs and interests. He has a calm and patient demeaner which works well to connect with the child and help them to take the task at hand seriously, without needing to be stern about it. I would highly recommend him as an instructor!
Nicole R. Dec 1, 2014
Cello · In home
Verified Student
My 14 year old daughter has been taking cello lessons with Ben for the past 3 months. He is a reliable, respectful and patient instructor. My daughter has made great strides under Ben's instruction. His love for music is evident in his enthusiastic, confident approach.
Barbara L. Sep 26, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My three granddaughters and I are taking lessons with Ben. I asked each of the girls to give me three words about Ben and we all agreed. He is patient, fun and funny and, they added, "I really like him and he knows a lot about teaching and playing the piano." I was a teacher and professor for many years, and I know good teaching when I see it. Ben is a very good teacher. Not only is he patient and at ease with his students, he seems always to be aware of each of them and able to respond to their needs. I'm impressed and feel fortunate to have found someone who is also responsible and reliable, and takes his work seriously. It is a great pleasure to work with Ben and we all look forward to our weekly lesson.
Katy G. Jan 18, 2014
Verified Student
Top notch teacher

My son has been taking lessons from Ben now for a little over a month. I cannot say enough about the professionalism and reliability of Ben. I figured it would take a lot to keep a 16 year old boy who is a beginner totally interested in piano but Ben has managed to do just that. My son actually looks forward to his weekly lessons and practices without hesitation and I can only attribute that to the teaching techniques of Ben. If anyone is contemplating on choosing Ben for their or their child's instructor, hesitate no further. He is one of the best.
Erin B. Dec 6, 2013
Ben is the best teacher.

Ben is the best teacher. He is very calm and great with both children and older students. With the younger, his patience makes them want to learn while still pushing them to practice. With the more experienced, he always has more material to offer and possesses an eagerness that shines through his students. Ben's passion for music is obvious through his playing and teaching. I could not recommend him enough!
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