Ben Unterbrink

Ben U.

Columbus, OH

About Ben U.

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Ben teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: December 2011
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Music Lessons & Tutoring

Welcome to my studio, where I will instruct you in your musical and academic endeavors. What sets me apart is that I offer diverse instruction in two different areas. In my music studio, I give lessons in piano, violin, guitar, and composition. In my tutoring center, I teach in multiple disciplines, from arts and sciences to SAT prep. I instruct students of all ages at different skill levels.

My in-studio lessons are given on a grand piano.


Education

BM Music Composition --“ Ohio State University, Autumn 2012
BA Classics (Greek and Latin) --“ Ohio State University, Autumn 2012
Classics Fellowship --“ Indiana University, 2013-2014
Piano Training: Collegiate lessons from Steven Glaser and private lessons from George Haddad



Accomplishments

As a high school senior, under the tutelage of OSU Professor Emeritus and world-renowned pianist George Haddad, I performed the first movement of Shostakovich'™s Second Piano Concerto with the chamber orchestra.

I performed different self-composed pieces at seven OSU Composers'™ Workshops and won the Audience Favorite Award at the Johnstone Woodwinds Composition Competition in 2012. My Senior Composition Recital was performed on October 25, 2012. It showcased several of my three-movement works: string quartet, clarinet solo, set of classical songs for piano and voice, set of pop songs for piano and voice. Interspersed with these were two solo piano pieces and a duet for piano and violin.

My background makes me a knowledgeable and effective tutor. I was valedictorian at Delaware Hayes High School in 2009 and received OSU'™s Maximus Scholarship based on my ACT and SAT scores.

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Experience

Graduate Student

Aug 2013 - Jul 2014
Indiana University

Classics Fellowship

Education

BM in Music Composition, BA in Classics (Greek & Latin)

Sep 2009 - Dec 2012
Ohio State University

Awards

2012 Johnstone Woodwinds Composition Competition -- Audience Favorite Award

May 2012
Ohio State University
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19 Reviews on Ben U.

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Jelly S. Aug 1, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Ben is a great teacher and my granddaughters are enjoying the lessons
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Maddy S. Aug 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Ben is great with the girls. I have 10 and 7 yr. old granddaughters one is taking piano and the other guitar. He does great with both. And they seem to be learning from and enjoying the lessons.
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Joan D. Jul 5, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very knowledgeable about the subject. I look forward to learning more!
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Myles Jun 15, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Very good. Was patient, professional and kept my beginning piano player excited and engaged
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Samara Jun 1, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Ben is very patient and helpful. I had trouble playing 8th notes so he took the time to explain them to me and help me understand them. He's really awesome!!
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Mauricio G. Jan 24, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
very nice person, gentle and with a lot of patience to explain you the basics. I really recommend him if any of you is interested to take violin classes.
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Maria S. Dec 16, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Ben is extremely patient with my children, very professional and explains things in a way a children understand and encourages them to work and help one another!
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Jacob S. Oct 8, 2015
Violin · Online
Verified Student
Thank you for my kids first lesson. I was a little nervous at first as my kids if always had lessons in a studio. Online worked ok really well. We look forward to many more lessons with Ben.
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Garry K. Sep 28, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
My first day was a pleasure. Ben is patient and very personable. So looking forward to more sessions with him.
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Ian M. Sep 22, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Ben is a very positive and enthusiastic teacher. He is quite familiar and clearly very involved in music.
Provided answers to all my questions and constructive criticism where improvement was needed.
He is always quick to provide positive reinforcement and encouragement.