Ben Rubin

Ben R.

Jersey City, NJ

About Ben R.

Ben teaches: Ages 3 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: November 2012
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

Hi, there! My name is Ben and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2012 and have taught students of all ages from 3 to adult. I have experience not just with teaching but also with writing, recording, and performing music in successful bands and on multiple instruments and in multiple genres. I am comfortable teaching piano, guitar, and bass guitar, and I especially teaching music theory. I have extensive theory training at the college level and have written and composed extensively in the classical, rock, jazz, and folk traditions. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your musical goals.

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Experience

Teaching

Sep 2013 - Present
Experience

-3 years teaching piano, guitar, and music theory, mostly to beginners
-My day job is also as a teacher. I am a college history professor at Bloomfield College.

Performance and Recording

Sep 2004 - Present
Experience

-16 years experience writing, recording, and performing with various music groups, including principal songwriting, and principal composition credits
-Recorded 4 studio albums with 2 different bands

Music Theory

Sep 2004 - Present
Experience

4 Semesters College theory training, plus years of experience writing and composing both alone and in musical ensembles

Instrumental

Sep 2000 - Present
Experience

-Guitar: 16 years
-Bass guitar 16 years
-Piano: 12 years

Education

Ph.D.

Sep 2011 - Present
Drew University

B.A.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2010
Western Carolina University

Bachelors's Degree

Sep 2004 - May 2008
Hanover College

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency
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