Benjamin Phillips

Benjamin P.

Mayfield, KY
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Lesson Details

Organ

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
The pipe organ is such a magnificent an diverse instrument. I have been playing it almost as long as I have been playing the piano (10 years.) I love all the possibilities the instrument holds and its rich history. The literature written for the organ is some of the most beautiful music composed. It is a complex art form that I would love to teach you!
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About

Benjamin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
2013

I have been playing the piano for 11 years. I started when I was 6 and have been taking private lessons ever since. I received classical training, but I enjoy all types of music. I can also play the organ, french horn, trumpet, guitar, and banjo. I have been teaching local students for almost 5 years and love getting to share my passion for music with others. Along with teaching piano, I am employed as a church musician.

Usually, I teach the James Bastien Piano for the Young Beginner to children and Bastien Piano for Adults to teenagers and adults. I have had a handful of students that preferred to learn by ear and I do not mind teaching that way either. I never use a "one size fits all" approach. Instead, I try to structure the lesson and the curriculum around the individual student.

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Experience

Organist
Apr 2018 - Present
First United Methodist Church Paris, TN

I play the organ for the church as well as take part in planning worship music and events.

Church Musician
Jan 2015 - Apr 2018
First Presbyterian Church

I play the piano and organ for the church as well as take part in planning worship music and events.

Education

Pipe Organ Study
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Pipe Organ Study
Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
University of Valparaiso

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

American Guild of Organists
Jan 2014

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this we: 1. Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music 2.Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors 3. Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support 4.Nurture future generations of organists 5. Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and 6. Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

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Photos & Videos

First Day on the job as a church musician!

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Photo by Benjamin P.

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Winner of the 2015 District talent show

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Summer organ/piano study at the University of Cincinnati

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Performance day during summer study in Indianapolis

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Organ demonstration at local church music camp
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3 Reviews

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Kelly Jan 12, 2018
Piano ·

My daughter really enjoys taking lessons from Benjamin. Not only is he extremely talented, but he is an excellent teacher. He goes out of his way to make her feel comfortable with her abilities. I highly recommend to anyone seeking lessons to give Benjamin a try.

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Tiffany Jan 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

Benjamin is a great Piano teacher. He is very patient with his students and always goes above and beyond to help them learn to the best of their ability. I would greatly recommend him to anyone looking to take piano lessons.

Tammy Jan 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

Benjamin is an excellent piano teacher. He is very patient and challenges my son weekly. My son loves taking from him. I recommend Benjamin to everyone!

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