Ben Hans

Ben H.

Nashville, TN

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an experienced educator with 25 years of private lesson experience. I have written many books for Hal Leonard Corporation including; 'Workin Drums: 50 Solos for Drumset', 'Hal Leonard School for Snare Drum', '40 Intermediate Snare Drum Solos', and more!!

I have three decades of live performance experience and have nearly 20 years of experience as a collegiate level educator.

I can work with students in just about any genre of music and I enjoy working with beginners to advanced students of all ages! Let's get started!
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Ben delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hi! I have been a professional educator for 25 years. I enjoy working with students of all ages and all levels of ability.

I accept beginners, intermediate and advanced students. I have written numerous Percussion books for the Hal Leonard Corporation including: 'Workin Drums, 50 Solos for Drumset', 'Hal Leonard School for Snare Drum', '40 Intermediate Snare Drum Solos', and more!

I currently teach out of my lesson studio in Nashville, TN, here on In addition to teaching percussion lessons, I am an a private lesson instructor with Metro Nashville Public Schools as well as an instructor of music business courses in the Entertainment Business program at SAE Institute - Nashville.

I have 30 years of live performance and recording experience. I am a Yamaha performing artist and currently endorse Tycoon Percussion, Vic Firth Sticks, Mike Balter Mallets and Aquarian Drumheads.

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Instructor of Music Business
May 2017 - Present
SAE Institute - Nashville

I am an instructor in the Entertainment Business Department at SAE Nashville.

Private Lesson Instructor
Jul 2008 - Jul 2017
Wisconsin Academy of Music

Taught private percussion lessons at the Wisconsin Academy of Music. Also led a student jazz band that performed throughout Wisconsin.

Taught Private lessons at several different music stores through the years of 1992-2008.

Percussion Instructor
Mar 2014 - May 2017
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Taught Percussion Ensemble, Percussion Techniques and Applied Lessons at the Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Relocated to Nashville, TN in summer of 2017.

Music Instructor
Aug 1999 - May 2017
Milwaukee Area Technical College

I taught Major Instrument Drums, Drum Lab, Percussion Ensemble, History of Rock Music, Jass History, Jazz Music Ensemble, Piano Lab, Intro to Music Theory and more in an almost 20 year career at the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Relocated to Nashville, TN in summer of 2017.

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Aug 1996 - May 1999
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Aug 1993 - May 1996
Milwaukee Area Technical College

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Ryan Feb 20, 2018
Drum · Online

Ben has taught both of my children (ages 13 and 15) for the better part of three years. Not only is he a consummate professional who knows percussion inside out, he has always made it fun. Both of my kids are always eager to go to lessons knowing Ben will have a smile and make the lessons relaxed and enjoyable!

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Jason Feb 18, 2018
Drum · Online

Super great teacher all around! Gives great tips and information but is not too harsh. He puts the lesson in the student's hand and allows his students to choose what they want to work on and how. However, Ben's best quality is his all-around personality. Very nice man and treats you not as much of a student than as a friend.

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