Ben Engel

Ben E.

Ridgewood, NY
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Percussion Lessons

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I am a lifelong percussionist dedicated to giving my students the best musical experience possible. Through an integrated approach, you will learn about rhythm and the potential for self-expression through it.

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 under the moniker Chemical Bags.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • History from American University
  • Teaches students 5 and up

Reviews (4)

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John Cardoza Jan 20, 2020
Banjo · In studio

Patient, highly knowledgeable. Works quickly and efficiently; making the most of our hour together. Looking forward to the next lesson!

Danya Mar 31, 2019
Mandolin · In studio

Ben is a fun mandolin teacher and very thoughtful! He brings great tunes and gives helpful feedback to improve how you play.

Henry Feb 6, 2019
Banjo · In studio


Concetta A. Jan 23, 2018
Drum · In studio

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 *****


Music Instructor
Sep 2018 - Present

Irish Arts Center

Facilitator for group Mandolin classes for the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan. Design and implement curriculum for learning Irish tunes for classes of 8-10 adult beginners.

Music Instructor
Jan 2018 - Present


Group leader for after-school music classes in NYC public schools


Sep 2002 - May 2006

American University

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