Ben Krupitdillz

Ben K.

Hoboken, NJ

Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I've been teaching guitar for about nine years. I focus on teaching my students a variety of patterns, chord progressions and song-learning strategies to make them as versatile a guitar player as possible.
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Ben delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2007

Ben has been making music professionally in the NYC and NJ area for 15 years, specializing in the instruments of the brass family, as well as bass guitar. As a performer, he has extensive experience with rock, funk, jazz and folk music. He studied Music Education at The College of New Jersey.

In addition to being an active performer, Ben is also a certified music teacher in the NJ Public Schools. For the past five years, he has been employed as a middle school and high school band director in a nearby suburban town. His responsibilities include directing a variety of bands, comprising of students of a variety of grade levels and experience levels, as well as teaching jazz improvisation, music theory, audio engineering and piano courses.

Ben is also an ACA-certified Stand-Up Paddleboard instructor, specializing in surf and racing techniques.

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Director of Bands
Sep 2012 - Present
Springfield Public Schools

Instructor of instrumental ensembles at the Middle School and High School levels, including several Concert Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Marching Band, Orchestras and Pit Orchestras

In addition to directing the ensembles, teaching courses on Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation, Piano Skills and Audio Engineering

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Instrumental Conducting (Master's of Music)
Jul 2015 - Present
Messiah College
Music Education
Aug 2006 - Dec 2010
The College of New Jersey


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Stand-Up Paddleboard Instructor Certification
Aug 2014
American Canoe Association

Certified to instruct groups in Kayak and Stand-Up Paddleboarding lessons and trips

NJ Teacher's Certificate
Jun 2011
State of New Jersey

Certified to Teach Grade K-12 Music, Instrumental and Vocal in the New Jersey Public Schools


New Jersey Music Educators Association
Jun 2008

The mission of the New Jersey Music Educators Association is the advancement of music instruction in New Jersey's educational institutions at all levels that provide in-service and enrichment opportunities for practicing and retired teachers and prospective music educators, as well as sponsoring various festivals and all-state performing groups for K-12 students.

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Photos & Videos

Marching Band group shot

Playing some lead guitar

The Bitter End, 2015
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2 Reviews

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Grace Jun 13, 2016
Trumpet · In home

Learning a lot, quickly.

Grace Jun 13, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

Great teacher for beginner. Patient but really guides well

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