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Ben Z.
San Diego, California
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Chickin' Pickin', Steel emulation, tone, phrasing, gear, etc! This is a very fun style to play. I can teach both modern and old country styles.
About Ben Z.

Ben Z. has been helping people achieve their goals in guitar and music since 2001, and is passionate about teaching students of all ages and skill levels. As an instructor, Ben combines traditional teaching methods with ear training and improvisation to create well rounded experience for the student. Proficiency and creativity are both emphasized in lessons that are designed to be both fun and rewarding. Ben is an avid performer, regularly playing a wide variety of genres. Blues, Oldies, Soul/R&B, Funk, World Music, Classic Rock, Country, Musicals, Ragtime, Gospel, Acoustic fingerstyle, Travis picking, Chicken pickin', Slide guitar, Chord melody/solo arrangements, Lead/rhythm techniques, Music theory, and reading music are all topics that can be covered in lessons. Ben welcomes children and beginners with the same enthusiasm as adults and experienced players. Ben also offers Lap Steel, Pedal Steel, and Banjo lessons for beginners. *** Studio Equipment *** Breedlove AC25/SR Plus Acoustic Guitar Gibson Les Paul Fender Telecaster Goldtone Dojo (Banjo/Dobro) Emmons Pedal Steel Gretsch Lap Steel VOX AC-30 amp Fender Bassman amp Fender GDEC amp

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Teacher's Studio

Great guy! Really easy-going and knows what he is doing. 10yr old daughter can’t wait for the next lesson!

Posted Jan 10, 2020
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Teacher's Studio

Ben was really chill, and even though I had no experience at all, he was patient. His style is super easy to follow, and he encouraged me to really enjoy it.

Posted Jul 3, 2018
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I was a great experience and Ben is very knowledgeable easy to learn from

Posted Nov 3, 2017
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Experience
Music Instructor
Dec 2012 - Present
Julian Charter School
I teach a weekly high school group guitar class for Julian Charter School in Alpine, CA
Guitar Instructor
May 2012 - Present
Next Level Guitar
I develop and deliver guitar lesson content for one of the leaders in online video guitar lessons, NextLevelGuitar.com
Guitarist
Jan 2001 - Present
Self-employed
I work as a freelance guitarist, performing live several times a week. I also work as a studio musician, with recording credits on multiple instruments and in several styles.
Education
Business Administration
Aug 1999 - May 2002
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency

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