Ben Haber

Ben H.

Seattle, WA

About Ben H.

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Ben teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: March 2015
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

I have taught bass guitar and rock band classes in a contemporary music school program for over two years and have discovered that I have a strong passion for teaching. I view teaching as the most important and rewarding aspect of being a musician, and I hope to have a full time career teaching music.
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I studied bass guitar with renowned bassist Ryan Beck for 8 years and also took lessons on guitar, upright bass, and voice. I hold two certificates from Berklee School of Music; a Specialist Certificate in General Musical Studies and a Professional Certificate in Production With Ableton Live. From my home studio I produce my both my band and compositions for tv and radio. My song "City Lights" was recently used in a television spot for The Federal Way Chamber of Commerce.

My most notable performance work is with alt-country rockers, The Hasslers, in which I am the audio engineer, producer and bass player. I single-handedly recorded, mixed, and
produced our 2016 album, "State Center", which has received radio play across the US and positive attention from notable music blogs such as Northwest Music Scene. Stephen Carradini of Independent Clauses placed the album in his Top of 2016 list. With The Hasslers I have shared the stage with national touring acts such as Jason Isbell, Blitzen Trapper, Langhorne Slim and The Law, and The Cave Singers

I have also been an in-demand session player in numerous professional musical theater productions including Hair, Grease, and Phantom of The Opera.

Finally, after giving all my credentials, I'm a fun easygoing person! I want to build lessons around music that you are passionate about and have fun playing these songs with you. I love to teach and I would love to share my musical knowledge with you. Contact me for a free trial lesson!

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Experience

Bass Guitar Teacher and Ensemble Director
Feb 2015 - Present
Due to legal reasons I cannot put the name of the school here, but please contact me for specific info about my experience teaching.

I am the bass guitar teacher at this school and I also direct larger band setting ensemble classes. My students have performed in venues throughout Seattle in this program.

Education

Music Production
Dec 2013 - Jul 2014
Berklee School of Music
Spanish
May 2010 - Dec 2013
University of Montana

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Specialist Certificate in General Music Studies
May 2014
Berklee School Of Music

Completed a course of study in general musical principles including theory, ear training, and production.

Professional Certificate In Production With Ableton Live
May 2014
Berklee School of Music Online

Studied advanced courses in the use of the Ableton software and the related production techniques. I know the software inside and out

Awards

High Honor Role
May 2014
Berklee School of Music
2013 Best Folk Band for The Hasslers
Aug 2013
Zoo Music Awards
2012 Winner of Top of The Mic for The Hasslers
Jun 2012
Sean Kelly's Irish Pub

6 Reviews on Ben H.

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Joe Jan 11, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In home
As a professional musician and performer of 7+ years, I found Ben's instruction to be both efficient and unique. Ben found innovative ways to help me transfer my knowledge and skills from the drums, saxophone, and guitar to the bass. Ben is very flexible in his approach and could be comfortable teaching students of all experience levels.
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Cavalita D. Jan 10, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In home
Hands down a fantastic instructor. He teaches both my daughter and I, and we have a blast with him. We always leave with more knowledge than what we came into the lesson with. Highly recommend him.
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Lonie Wall Jan 10, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
After playing guitar and drums for 15 years, performing overseas for 5 of those years, it was time to pick up bass and Ben Haber was the perfect teacher to start that with.
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David Mines Jan 10, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Hands down one of the best bassist I've had the chance to learn from. I've been playing bass for 3 years and had always struggled with modes. Ben was able to explain and show me in a way I could understand it and efficient ways to practice. Highly recommend him.
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Eva Walker Jan 10, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio
I had been wanting to play bass for years, but kept putting if off. When I decided to take it on, I was recommended to Ben. He is a more than decent instructor. He really knows his stuff and makes you feel OK about messing up because you grow from it. Anyone looking to get started on bass or even have experience playing bass and want to build more chops, I highly suggests Ben. Totally worth every cent.
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Matt Jan 10, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In home
I've been taking bass and theory lessons from Ben for over a year now, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Each session is productive, and he keeps it fun and laid back. We learn songs I want to learn while improving technique and musical vocabulary. The pace is totally up to the student. I started slowly, while getting my bearing, but the more I learned, the more I practiced, and in the past few months my playing has improved exponentially. If you're looking for an easy-going and knowledgeable instructor who won't break the bank, Ben is your guy!
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