Ben Betts
Santa Barbara, CA
Ben Betts

Ben B.

Santa Barbara, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Learn the piano through your favorite songs! We will break them down into the scales, chords, and rhythms that compose them and develop healthy skills that will allow you to learn a piece just by listening to it.

About Ben B.

I am a self-taught, multi-instrumental soloist and have been performing and writing music since the age of 12. Now 24, I have developed my show to include a mix of genres from rock, jazz, and hip-hop using a looper to layer instruments and voice to create the dynamic effect of a live band.
In 2018 I graduated from Hampshire College with a BA in Music and recorded and release my first solo album that same year. My thesis project was a concert demonstration of the "shape of harmony" where I used large subwoofers and subsonic frequencies to produce harmonic shapes with vibration, lasers, and water.
During my time at college I performed and recorded with several bands and recorded and produced albums for other artists at my home studio.

My teaching experience began with private lessons at the age of 14. I taught guitar, ukulele, drums, and piano to a range of students for several years before my first classroom experience.
From 2014-2018 I taught music at Northstar School for Self-Directed Teens in Sunderland, MA. During my time there I worked with the school rock band, helping them learn songs for their trimester concerts. I led groups in exploratory acoustic experiments where we learned about the physics of sound: acoustic and radio waves, speakers, resonance, and harmonics. I also continued teaching one-on-one lessons with students in with a range of topics from music theory, songwriting, recording, and editing, all the way to distributing original music on streaming sites like Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.

I am currently working at Santa Barbara Center for Arts, Science, and Technology, where I am creating music, building alternative speakers, and designing sound installations for events.
I believe that curiosity is our super-power and it will bring you to incredible places if you follow it!


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