Ben Pham

Ben P.

Austin, TX

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach beginner to advanced drum set students. I teach all styles of music.
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Ben delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
July 2005

Hi! My name is Ben and I am a professional drummer living in Austin, TX. I have been teaching and performing drums for 10 years. I am well versed in many styles of music and can teach you jazz, blues, rock, pop, funk, electronic, latin, world, sightreading and more.

*** Lesson Details ***
I like to keep the atmosphere laid back but at the same time work hard to get good at the drums! We'll go over fundamentals and technique and how to apply those to the drum set in songs and solos.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Instruments provided

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my own sticks. Students should have sticks and instruments or pads.

*** Specialties ***
I play and teach all styles of music

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Sep 2014 - Present
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Jazz Studies
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Brookhaven College
Music - Percussion Emphasis
Sep 2006 - May 2011
University of Texas at Arlington


Fluent / Native Proficiency


TExES EC-12 Music Certification
May 2011
Texas Education Association

Music Certification test issued to all teacher's teaching music from elementary through 12th grade. Any teacher teaching at a public ISD in Texas has to pass this test.

B.A. in Music
May 2011
University of Texas at Arlington


Outstanding Drummer
May 2006
TCC Jazz Festival 2006
Music Scholarship
May 2006
The University of Texas at Arlington


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2016

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

National Association of Music Merchants
Jan 2016

NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

Texas Music Educators Association
May 2011

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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Photos & Videos

Performing at Levitt Pavilion Steel Stax in Bethlehem, PA

Just Groove Me by Oz Noy
My drum lesson studio in Austin, TX!

Back In The Day - Tower of Power Cover
"Endure" by Tommy Igoe
I teach many diverse students in-person and online, from local to intergalactic!

Performing with Afro Deezy Axe in Denton, TX

"Chameleon" - Herbie Hancock (funk)
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6 Reviews

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Samiyah M. May 27, 2018
Drum · In studio

The first drum lessons for my daughter was absolutely awesome

Christina Mar 2, 2016
Drum · In studio

Ben is very talented and professional. He has helped me stay focused on areas needing improvement, while also hilighting my skills. I highly recommend him; he is an excillent teacher.

Devon C. Jan 11, 2016
Drum · In studio

It was great!

Jordan B. Jan 9, 2016
Drum · In studio

My sons first lesson was great. He liked Bens style and was given great instruction and things to work on. My son is thinking about taking 2 classes a week instead of just one. I would recommend Ben for anyone!

Crystal Valenti Nov 3, 2015
Percussion · In studio

Ben was very accommodating to my son's busy marching band schedule. My son had never taken lessons before, and he was nervous as to what to expect. By the second lesson, that was all just a thing in the past! Ben worked with my teenager to relax and really enjoy what he was playing. Even the teachers at school have noticed the improvement in my son's abilities after only a few lessons with Ben! If you need a lesson teacher, BOOK BEN!

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Marsha Sep 5, 2015
Percussion · In studio

Mr. Pham is a wonderful teacher! He has worked with three of my children. He started with my oldest in middle school and worked with her till she graduated from high school. The second child worked with Mr. Pham until he decided he preferred the trumpet. My third child started with piano and has moved to percussion. I would highly recommend Mr. Pham to anyone who would like to enroll in lessons.

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