I have extensively studied vocal performance for many years and continue to add to my own technique. I have a Master of Vocal Performance Degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology, where I extensively studied the anatomy of the voice. I am the founder of BAWS Studio where we train artists in all aspects of performance (singing, songwriting, recording, piano, and guitar). I previously worked for a recording studio (Sound Summit Studios in Naperville IL) where I teach voice and help singers record their music in the studio. I have previously taught at The School of Rock in Indianapolis Indiana. I have administered vocal lessons to every voice type at all different levels. Several of my students have recored albums and are currently performing all over the World. I have a bachelors degree in biology with a minor in art. After graduating college, I was a full-time high school biology teacher, volleyball coach, and director of the school musical. As a high school teacher, I learned first hand the kind of pressure and expectations that are placed on students in order for them to succeed. In college, I was the head student researcher on a two-year lab project. I took several upper level science courses including: biochemistry, calculus, organic chemistry, calculus based physics, cell biology, anatomy, and physiology. I studied marine biology in the Virgin Islands and am CPR certified. *** Lesson Details *** Voice lessons with me are fun and effective. You can expect to hear improved technique from day one, eventually reaching your long term goals. I begin every lesson aligning the students voice through various vocal warm ups and exercises. We then work together to pick repertoire that will suit the singer's voice and they will enjoy singing. During a lesson we will also cover performance presentation, acting, diction, rhythm, musicality, style, and interpretation. During tutoring you can expect a personalized plan based on your goals and aspirations. Since every student is different you can be assured we will come up with a plan that is designed just for you. I am a laid back tutor but will be sure to get the most out of you after our time together. Most students see at least a one letter grade improvement. My main goal for every tutoring session is student learning and comprehension. *** Studio Equipment *** Piano, recording equipment, large collection of sheet music *** Specialties *** I specialize in helping students find their true singing voice.
Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
Teaching since 2013
Master of Music in Vocal Performance
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks Spanish, Italian, French, German
Has background check
Ben has been so committed and skilled in helping me work towards my singing goals. He's been helping me build a strong foundation of vocal technique with a detailed pedagogy that can feel like hard work at times, but that undoubtedly has delivered big results! He's also been a great coach on how to perform and convey the message of a song. Highly recommend!
Overall, my daughter did learn something. However, his workspace environment was not child welcoming. Also he was not very organized and didn't communicate well at all. I did not purchase anymore lessons from him.
Great knowledge after 1st lesson. Looking forward to more.