Ben Engel

Ben E.

Ridgewood, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I can show you the basics of guitar from tuning to your first chords. My speciality is in rhythm as I am a drum player first. Rhythm is so important to playing the guitar. I also have a strong foundation in the chord and scale theory as well as jazz harmony.

About Ben E.

Benjamin is a percussionist and mandolin player from North Carolina. Coming out of a folk music tradition he has expanded his interest into the world of electronic music, free improvisation and world music. He most recently visited Dublin to work with composer Cal Folger Day on a historical Operetta. He has performed in long standing Brooklyn Based bands like Free Advice, Eamon Fogerty band and the Wyndham Baird band. His newest projects include collaborations with violinist/vocalist Concetta Abbate and sound artist Ted Robinson, in addition to his original music.

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Alex R.
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Fantastic instructor. Ben started at the basic foundational instruction (including how best to hold the pick) and together we built a custom practice outline that has helped me to achieve my goals.

Posted Jul 21, 2020
esther T.
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Awesome first lesson! Looking forward to many more.

Posted May 27, 2020
John Cardoza
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Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!

Posted Jan 20, 2020
Danya
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Ben is a fun mandolin teacher and very thoughtful! He brings great tunes and gives helpful feedback to improve how you play.

Posted Mar 31, 2019
Henry
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Posted Feb 6, 2019
Concetta A.
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Ben is a caring and thoughtful teacher. He helped me out at my studio teaching drum lessons for a 5 year old student and they had a great time working together! 5 Stars *****

Posted Jan 23, 2018

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Experience

Music Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present

Irish Arts Center

Facilitator for group Mandolin classes for the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan

Music Instructor
Jan 2018 - Present

LEAP

Music teacher for classes in NYC public schools

Education

History
Sep 2002 - May 2006

American University

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