Benjamin Newell

Benjamin N.

Downers Grove, IL

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Benjamin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

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I have been teaching music for the past 20 years, I offer guitar, bass, piano and voice lessons. I am a professional musician who performs live on a regular basis under the stage name of Pistol Pete. I have toured in Japan, Poland and Italy. Music is more than a hobby. For me, it is my passion. I have had three students that continued their studies at Berklee College after taking lessons from me. Whether you are a beginning musician or in an advanced stage of learning, I can customize a lesson plan that will meet your needs. Music should always be a joyful experience, whether you are listening to it or learning to play it. I have won many guitar competitions including a Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Competition sponsored by the Jimi Hendrix Foundation, Chicago Guitar Slinger competition, and an International Blues competition. I am blessed to be able to do what I love, every day.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am an easy going, happy teacher. I am comfortable teaching beginning or expert musicians. I can take you from beginner to advanced. You will learn music theory, songs and anything you want to know about the guitar, bass, piano or voice. Every aspect of music should be enjoyable, including your lessons.

*** Studio Equipment ***
GibsonES35, Also Line 6 Amp Farm, Boss G10 Multi Effects Pedals, nice Fender Bass, and we have in the studio GK Bass Head,Keyboards Yamaha Mo6, we have the M Audio, Keyboard. and a 32 keyboard Controller. soft were ,Pro Tools9, Logic Pro,

*** Travel Equipment ***
Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar,, and Keyboard , and my voice...lol

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching key signatures, modes, chords, circle of 5ths, and melody lines. I can teach any genre of music as I play live in all genres myself.

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