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Ben H.
Lees Summit, Missouri
My strengths are in developing creative teaching techniques and training approaches which quickly produce results, improving skills and confidence in students. My focus in teaching is music fundamentals in blues/pop/jazz idiom in addition to scales and chords. I use a variety of curricula based off the student's level. My focus in teaching is music fundamentals in blues/pop/jazz idiom in addition to scales and chords. I use a variety of curricula based off the student's level
About Ben H.

EXPERIENCE Instructor for two years at North Central University, Minneapolis, MN. Music Director and Producer of Ben Jamin’ Breakthru CD. Instructor for two years with the Brooklyn Conservatory. Private Teacher of bass theory and technique with an emphasis on jazz and classical applications. Member of various jazz, gospel, blues, classical and pop music groups. Provided independent workshops in which I worked with students on basic guitar, bass, piano and drum skills including music interpretation, rhythmic development and music theory Private Teacher of bass and guitar at East Valley Music for two and half years with a regular roster of 40-50 students. Private Teacher of bass and guitar at Music and Arts in Mesa for three years EDUCATION Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. Music Major Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY. Music Major Bass studies with Bill Curtis of the Boston Pops Orchestra John Neves of the Berklee College of Music Bill Fielder, chairman of Rutgers Jazz Music Department, Music Theory John Ebinger of the Phoenix Symphony PERFORMANCES Performed for two years with the Brooklyn Conservatory Faculty Jazz Ensemble. Included recording “Bridging the Gap,” Received three stars in review by Downbeat Magazine. Performed with Pianist Composer and Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill. Performed with variety of talented artists such as: Doc Pitman of the Inkspots, Jazz Organist Jimmy Smith, Sir Charles Hughes of the Drifters, Guitarist Mike Stern Perform and lead the Ben H. Trio. Currently playing in a variety of venues. Performed in a variety of theatrical, corporate and wedding settings. *** Lesson Details *** My strengths are in developing creative teaching techniques and training approaches which quickly produce results, improving skills and confidence in students. My focus in teaching is music fundamentals in blues/pop/jazz idiom in addition to scales and chords. I use a variety of curricula based off the student's level and interest. I am willing to work with students to learn music that they are interested in. I concentrate on both reading music and learning to play by ear. *** Specialties *** I play all styles Jazz, Blues, Pop, Latin, Swing, etc

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1973

Education

Music Education/Credits Applied

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

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Ben H.
Lees Summit, Missouri
My strengths are in developing creative teaching techniques and training approaches which quickly produce results, improving skills and confidence in students. My focus in teaching is music fundamentals in blues/pop/jazz idiom in addition to scales and chords. I use a variety of curricula based off the student's level. My focus in teaching is music fundamentals in blues/pop/jazz idiom in addition to scales and chords. I use a variety of curricula based off the student's level
About Ben H.

EXPERIENCE Instructor for two years at North Central University, Minneapolis, MN. Music Director and Producer of Ben Jamin’ Breakthru CD. Instructor for two years with the Brooklyn Conservatory. Private Teacher of bass theory and technique with an emphasis on jazz and classical applications. Member of various jazz, gospel, blues, classical and pop music groups. Provided independent workshops in which I worked with students on basic guitar, bass, piano and drum skills including music interpretation, rhythmic development and music theory Private Teacher of bass and guitar at East Valley Music for two and half years with a regular roster of 40-50 students. Private Teacher of bass and guitar at Music and Arts in Mesa for three years EDUCATION Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. Music Major Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY. Music Major Bass studies with Bill Curtis of the Boston Pops Orchestra John Neves of the Berklee College of Music Bill Fielder, chairman of Rutgers Jazz Music Department, Music Theory John Ebinger of the Phoenix Symphony PERFORMANCES Performed for two years with the Brooklyn Conservatory Faculty Jazz Ensemble. Included recording “Bridging the Gap,” Received three stars in review by Downbeat Magazine. Performed with Pianist Composer and Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill. Performed with variety of talented artists such as: Doc Pitman of the Inkspots, Jazz Organist Jimmy Smith, Sir Charles Hughes of the Drifters, Guitarist Mike Stern Perform and lead the Ben H. Trio. Currently playing in a variety of venues. Performed in a variety of theatrical, corporate and wedding settings. *** Lesson Details *** My strengths are in developing creative teaching techniques and training approaches which quickly produce results, improving skills and confidence in students. My focus in teaching is music fundamentals in blues/pop/jazz idiom in addition to scales and chords. I use a variety of curricula based off the student's level and interest. I am willing to work with students to learn music that they are interested in. I concentrate on both reading music and learning to play by ear. *** Specialties *** I play all styles Jazz, Blues, Pop, Latin, Swing, etc

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1973

Education

Music Education/Credits Applied

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

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Mar 2014 - Present
Ben H. Jazz
EXPERIENCE Instructor for two years at North Central University, Minneapolis, MN. Music Director and Producer of Ben Jamin’ Breakthru CD. Instructor for two years with the Brooklyn Conservatory. Private Teacher of bass theory and technique with an emphasis on jazz and classical applications. Member of various jazz, gospel, blues, classical and pop music groups. Provided independent workshops in which I worked with students on basic guitar, bass, piano and drum skills including music interpretation, rhythmic development and music theory Private Teacher of bass and guitar at East Valley Music for two and half years with a regular roster of 40-50 students. Private Teacher of bass and guitar at Music and Arts in Mesa for three years
Music Education/Credits Applied
Sep 1974 - May 1976
Berklee College Of Music
English
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Three Stars in Review
Jul 1982
Down Beat Magazine

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