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Ben P.
North Hollywood, California
Learn how to play the piano fast and easy from an expert teacher with 15+ years experience!
Are you looking to improve your piano skills? Learning piano can be fun, fast and easy with the right teacher! My name is Ben and I've been a music teacher for 16 years. In lessons, we will learn fundamentals and technique to get you playing with good habits right away. From there we will learn songs that you are interested in by applying the techniques we have learned! No reading skills are necessary, we will learn how to read music as we go! Please contact me and we can get started today!
About Ben P.

Hi! My name is Ben and I am a professional musician living in Los Angeles CA. I have been teaching and performing for 18 years! I teach drums as well as beginning piano and guitar. I am well versed in many styles of music and can teach you jazz, blues, rock, pop, funk, electronic, latin, afrobeats and more. I have a B.A. in Music Education from the University of Texas at Arlington. My performing experience includes touring with the Postmodern Jukebox on Deck Band in Europe, playing with Burna Boy at the Hollywood Bowl and more. *** Lesson Details *** In lessons, I teach students foundational fundamentals that will get you to sound better grooving, and be able to play fills and chops. I will also give you concepts and exercises to make your drum solos more dynamic. *** Studio Equipment *** Instruments provided *** Specialties *** I play and teach all styles of music

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Teaching since 2005

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Jazz Studies

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Piano
Teaches 7 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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Teacher's Studio

Ben is a great instructor. I've never taken any instrumental lessons before, and have no musical background. With that in mind, Ben took me on a crash course and taught me like a 5-year old. He's very calm and patient. Highly recommend.

Posted Dec 14, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Great instructor !

Posted Sep 23, 2022
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The first drum lessons for my daughter was absolutely awesome

Posted May 27, 2018
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English
Native Proficiency
TExES EC-12 Music Certification
May 2011
Texas Education Association
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Outstanding Drummer
May 2006
TCC Jazz Festival 2006
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Sep 2019
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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jun 2016
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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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Instructor details
Piano
Teaches 7 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Vose St
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$27
60 minutes
$54
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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