Ben Rubin

Ben R.

Jersey City, NJ
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I have taught guitar since 2012 and have been playing since 2000. I am happy to take students at the beginner and intermediate levels. I believe strongly in integrating music theory and ultimately moving students toward musical self-suffiency, rather than focusing exclusively on learning particular pieces.
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Ben delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
November 2012

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, ukulele, and I especially love 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.

Experience

Teaching
Sep 2013 - Present
Experience

-5 years teaching piano, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, and music theory, mostly to beginners
-My day job is also as a teacher. I am a college history professor at Bloomfield College.

Music Theory
Sep 2004 - Present
Experience

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

Performance and Recording
Sep 2000 - Present
Experience

-18 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

Instrumental
Sep 2000 - Present
Experience

-Guitar: 18 years
-Bass guitar 18 years
-Piano: 14 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

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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