Ben Grafton

Ben G.

Pacoima, CA

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About

Ben delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6+

Teaching since:
January 2011

Ben is a professional musician located in Los Angeles, CA. In 2015, he completed his coursework at the University of Redlands where he received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Guitar Performance.
As a musician, Ben performs solo for weddings, corporate events, restaurants, and other private parties. While studying to receive his degree, Ben studied one-on-one with guitar greats such as Jody Fisher, Stuart Green, and Paul Murphy.
As an educator, Ben offers the knowledge he has accumulated over the past four years of intensive conservatory-styled study. He has been teaching students of all ages through his private studio for many years. Whether you are just learning to play the guitar or you've been playing for years and want to understand music theory or learn a new style, Ben can provide the tools to get you there.
During the week, Ben works at a successful recording studio in North Hollywood.

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Experience

Second Audio Engineer
Jul 2015 - Present
Central Command Studios

Education

Pro-Tools 101-110
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Glendale Community College
Studio Recording
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
Mount San Jacinto College
Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance
Sep 2011 - Apr 2015
University of Redlands

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Pro-Tools User Certification
Dec 2015
Avid

Awards

Frances C. Berger Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Sep 2014
University of Redlands
J.W. and Mary Newman Endowed Scholarship
Sep 2014
University of Redlands
J.W. and Mary Newman Endowed Scholarship
Sep 2013
University of Redlands

Photos & Videos

An arrangement of the jazz standard, "Honeysuckle Rose".
Capricho Arabe by Francisco Tarrega
Playing a classical set list at The Lil' Chef in the Forest - Idyllwild, CA.

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Photo by Ben G.

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Recording "Angel Eyes" at Maverick Lane Studios - Temecula, CA.

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Playing jazz, classical, and contemporary pieces at a wedding at the Toscana Country Club - Palm Desert, CA.

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Prelude in D Minor, BWV 999 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Photo by Ben G.

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Preludio Tristón by Máximo Diego Pujol

4 Reviews

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Antonio J. Aug 5, 2015
Guitar · In home

Fantastic instrcutor. Ben was very professional! I liked that he tailored every lesson for me. Ben sure knows what hes doing on the guitar and I enjoyed my lessons with him.

Robinson M. Jun 9, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Ben has always been very helpful to me. He takes me step by step and doesn't move on until he is sure that I understand the lesson. One of the best things is that he teaches you songs that you want to learn so that you learn the style that you want to. If there are no online chords or tabs, he takes the time to figure them out for you. Ben is also very punctual. Along with being punctual, he is very flexible with his schedule. I would recommend him.

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Robinson M. Jun 9, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Ben has always been very helpful. He is very flexible with his schedule, very patient with his students, and asks them for songs they would like to learn so that he can teach them the style that they want to learn. He also understands when other priorities come first, and has no problem adjusting. He takes his students through step by step. I would definitely recommend Ben.

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Shelitha M. Jun 4, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

My daughter and a friend of the family took lesson from Ben. He is very professional and a great teacher after the first couple of lessons they were already playing recognizable tunes. He's a very patient and willing to go the extra mile for his students. We no longer live in the area but we are now going to continue with him online. I would recommend him to anyone!

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