Benjamin Schwab

Benjamin S.

Los Angeles, CA
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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+

Teaching since:
February 2008

Ben S. graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Music and an emphasis in composition/songwriting. He is an active musician in Los Angeles as a composer doing music scoring for Film and Television as well as the lead guitarist/songwriter/vocalist for the band “Golden Days”. He is a dynamic musical artist with emphasis in guitar, piano, harmonica, mandolin, music theory, songwriting, and recording.

He has 5 years of teaching experience in private lessons and has worked as a T.A under great teachers such as Susie Allen(Director of Cal Arts MAP program) and Mark Lowenstein(Conductor/Composer/Skills teacher of Cal Arts).
He likes to integrate music theory and songwriting into his lessons with students and encourages the student to develop their own musical voice.

With Ben as your teacher, you will learn Music Theory, Aural Skills, Note Reading, and Rhythm. He will develop creative lesson plans that are fun while catering to the students musical goals.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room: chairs, music stands, 1 guitar for teacher, amp, no piano lessons at this studio location. Additional seating for parents available.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my students to have their own instrument. I will take care of the rest.

*** Specialties ***
I come from a folk/rock and blues background with a bit of classical experience. I am more familiar and comfortable teaching in these styles.

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Experience

Teaching Bio
Feb 2008 - Apr 2014
Ben S. Music

Ben S. graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Music and an emphasis in composition/songwriting. He is an active musician in Los Angeles as a composer doing music scoring for Film and Television. He is a dynamic musical artist with emphasis in guitar, piano, music theory, songwriting, and recording.

He has 5 years of teaching experience in private lessons and has worked as a T.A under great teachers such as Susie Allen(Director of Cal Arts MAP program) and Mark Lowenstein(Conductor/Composer/Skills teacher of Cal Arts).
He likes to integrate music theory and songwriting into his lessons with students and encourages the student to develop their own musical voice.

With Ben as your teacher, you will learn Music Theory, Aural Skills, Note Reading, and Rhythm. He will develop creative lesson plans that are fun while catering to the students musical goals.

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Professional freestyle rollerblader
Jan 2008 - Apr 2013
powerslide

Traveled all around the world skating!

Education

BFA Music
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
California Institute of the Arts
Music (BFA)
Sep 2007 - Sep 2010
California Institute of the Arts

Languages

farsy
Limited Proficiency
spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

BFA in Music
May 2014
California Institute of the Arts

Graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in music.

Awards

Accomplishments
May 2012
California Institute of the Arts

Affiliations

California Music Education Association
Feb 2014

CMEA is an affiliate of the National Association for Music Education. NAfME, one of the the world’s largest arts education organizations,

is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education

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Joe G. Jul 14, 2014
Harmonica · In home

Ben is great, knows his stuff, great communicator, finds what I need, gets me going on it. I am feeling much more comfortable with my music after a few lessons with Ben. And I now feel I can go much further.
JEG

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