Ben Stubbs

Ben S.

Fullerton, CA

Lesson Details

Flamenco Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have three goals for each individual student. First, is for the student to understand and learn the fundamentals of the basic flamenco forms and techniques. Second, is to take what he or she has learned and apply it (e.g., composing his or her own falsettas and/or accompanying baile and cante). Finally, I want each student to share what he or she has learned with others--pass it on!
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Ben delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
October 2011


I graduated from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) with a B.A. in Public Administration (what does that have to do with the Flamenco guitar?); prior to that degree, I received an A.A. in Political Science (again, what does that have to do with Flamenco guitar?). Currently I am in the process of completing my M.P.A. at CSUF (again…?). The answer to the aforementioned question is that, I enjoy politics and government work—it’s my profession. Nonetheless, I enjoy Flamenco most of all, and I want you to enjoy it too! ¡Vamonos!


The guitar is a wonderful instrument, which I began playing at the age of six. I began my studies with the classical guitar for the first 15 years of playing; and for these past 15 years I have studied the flamenco guitar—playing various concerts, events, and giving professional instruction.

My experience as a guitarist in Southern California has led me to explore different genres of music, playing for various musical groups ranging from surf rock, concert band, and jazz. As a co-founding member of the band, Ballistico, we opened up for acts such as Dick Dale and the Del Tones, the Grandmothers of Invention (featuring members of Frank Zappa’s original band, “Mothers of Invention”), Avenged Sevenfold, and many others.


Having received first hand instruction from the some of the most sough-after professional Flamenco guitarists living and working in Spain (and touring internationally), I offer each of my students an unrivaled degree of authenticity in technique, tone, and style.


Each lesson includes tablature and audio recordings of the material that we will have gone over together. It is completely normal that only a day or two after a lesson—or even a few hours afterwards—the mind can (and will) quickly forget the material. Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered. By having the accompanying written and audio material with you after each lesson, you will be well-prepared for a successful next lesson!

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Nov 2006 - Present
Tirantito Music/Publishing

Providing recorded music composition for various music libraries. Providing live music performances.

Guitarist/Ensemble Member
Feb 2013 - Mar 2015
St. Joseph Catholic Church


Jan 2016 - Present
California State University, Fullerton
B.A. Public Administration
Sep 2013 - Dec 2015
California State University, Fullerton
AA Political Science
Sep 2011 - Aug 2013
Fullerton College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Best Surf Band Nominee
Apr 2003
Orange County Music Awards


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2004

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.

Photos & Videos

Here Ben Stubbs teaches you a quick lesson on how to play Rumba.
Lesson introduction
Blues guitar lesson to sharpen your palm muting skills
How to play Malagueñas with Ben Stubbs
How to play the sones of Mariachi: Huapangos
Wedding reception at Nixon Library

A late night acoustic intimate concert in South Orange County with Ben Stubbs.
A promotional clip for the I-Tunes single, "I Remember You," as performed by Ben Stubbs.
Promotional photo.
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18 Reviews

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Tatiana Sep 18, 2018
Vocal Training · Online

Kristen M. Jun 28, 2018
Guitar · In home

Ben is an amazing instructor. I hired him for a group lesson and he was fantastic!!!

Leo Jun 19, 2018
Flamenco Guitar · In home

Ben is very kind and courteous with my 11 war old son. The lessons and material are well organized. So far I’m very happy with the progress and I would recommend Ben to anyone looking to learn Flamenco guitar.

Michael H. May 5, 2018
Flamenco Guitar · Online

Paul Mar 3, 2018
Flamenco Guitar · Online

Tatiana Feb 20, 2018
Vocal Training · Online

Michael H. Oct 28, 2017
Flamenco Guitar · Online

Had some platform issue to start even though I'd prepped and tested days in advance, called Ben and patiently got me onboard. He let the lesson go on for extra time to make up for the glitch at the start. In the lesson, he has patience with beginners and still covered a LOT of new techniques (new to me anyway.) Got me psyched up to learn. Already looking forward to next lesson.

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Tatiana Jul 30, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

Phillip S. Jun 23, 2017
Flamenco Guitar · Online

Great instructor! Ben goes out of his way to record what you learn in class so you can reference it later on at home. He also is very good about preparing sheet music on new material. Very understanding with time and very knowledgable in guitar.

Brooke Apr 23, 2017
Guitar · Online

Very nice, patient, and good at observing and giving feedback. As an absolute beginner I always had an encouraged feeling during the lesson.

Tiffany Apr 21, 2017
Flamenco Guitar · In home

Ben is a very good teacher who help my son improve a lot.

Steve D. Apr 8, 2017
Flamenco Guitar · Online

Very knowledgeable in Flamenco styles. So far it has been a great experience. I am progressing quicker than I anticipated. I thought lessons were overrated, but he has proved me wrong. I look forward to the lessons each time. Thank you Ben!

Shahrokh Mafi Mar 25, 2017
Flamenco Guitar · Online

Great teacher and well organized!!

Vincent J. Mar 11, 2017
Flamenco Guitar · In home

Ben is a nice and patient person. Also he is a great teacher. My son and his friend like his lessons very much. And we'd like to continue our next session with him.

Zane Jan 20, 2017
Flamenco Guitar · In home

I'm currently taking Flamenco guitar lessons with Ben. He's polite, kind, and straightforward. Makes me feel positive and confident throughout the lessons. I tend to ask a lot of questions but he's made sure to answer each of them with enthusiastic and insightful responses. I'd reccomend him to anyone looking for serious lessons from a very knowledgeable guitar teacher.

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Jack Aug 18, 2016
Flamenco Guitar · In home

Exceeded my expectations...Ben connected with me right away. As an adult beginner, I found his instructional methods and philosophy encouraging.
Looking forward to working with Bem for a long time....

Gary Jul 15, 2016
Flamenco Guitar · In studio

Mr. Stubbs is an excellent musician and teacher. He has a wide range of musical ability from electric blues to classical guitar, and especially flamenco guitar. His approach of flamenco and his performance is masterful.
One would think that the discipline required to attain Ben''s level of ability would cause a person to get "stuffy" and dry . But a keen sense of humor, a quick wit and humility make time spent with Ben a pleasuraable learning experience.

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Derek Jul 14, 2016
Flamenco Guitar · In studio

Ben has been extremely patient with me & has helped me take my guitar playing to the next level. He's a great teacher & I'd highly recommend him to anyone!

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