Ben Young

Ben Y.

Washington, DC

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Ben delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:

Whatever style of guitar you want to learn and whether you are just beginning, are a novice, or an advanced player, I can teach you what you want to know. I graduated cum laude from the Berklee College of Music in 2007, and have over 10 years of experience teaching students all over the DC area. I have taught students of all skill levels, from ages 6-65. My teaching approach is tailored to each student's unique tastes, interests and musical goals, but usually it involves a blend of instrumental technique, ear-training, sight reading and music theory, balanced to fit that particular student. I believe the best motivation comes from hearing ourselves successfully playing the music we like to listen to, so my very first step is to inquire and figure out what the student really wants to play. Then we can almost always find a song of the student's choosing that is simple enough to dig into right away. Of course it takes a bit of work on the student's part, but with consistent practice (the key word being consistent) students can begin to see success within the first few weeks. If it sounds like my approach would be a good fit for you or your child (or both!), contact me today and we can set up your first lesson. I look forward to making music with you!

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Jan 2014 - Present
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Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
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Sep 2008 - Aug 2009
Bach 2 Rock

Teaching private lessons and leading student ensembles (Beginner – Advanced)


Music Teacher Certification
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
The Catholic University of America
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2000 - Jun 2007
Berklee College of Music

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Mike Sep 21, 2018
Guitar · In home

Ben has been an awesome instructor to my now-5th grader for 2 years. My son enjoys the time with him, as Ben is an empathetic and caring guy who listens to my kid's stories (about guitar and not). They have 'jam sessions' together to help my son practice, he actually teaches him some music theory along with the basics, and he is patient and understanding when my son's playing is "not perfect". Fantastic teacher.

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