Benjamin Simonson

Benjamin S.

Seattle, WA

About Benjamin S.

Background check: Last verified 07/12/2016
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Benjamin teaches: Ages 5 and up
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Teaching since: January 2008
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

Hi!

My name is Ben, and I can't wait to start playing guitar with you. I have been playing since age 14, and am a recent college graduate. Most of professional experience is as a jazz guitarist, but I have spent a good part of my career playing rock, funk, blues, and folk. Whatever your style and experience is, I would love to work with you to make you a better guitarist and musician. My number one goal is to inspire the student by giving them tools to start having fun in the practice room as soon as possible.

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Education

Bachelors of Arts, degree in music.
May 2008 - Aug 2013
University of Montana

4 Reviews on Benjamin S.

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Jonathan Feb 26, 2017
Verified Student · Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Benjamin is a joy to work with! As an musician he is extremely talented and inspiring. As a teacher he is patient and has the ability to create a lesson plan based on the needs of his student. After working with him for a couple months I can tell that he has the ability to help me reach my goals. I strongly recommend Benjamin. Whether you inspire to become a casual player that just wants to learn a few songs or you want to build a foundation to compose your own music, Benjamin is a perfect fit.
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Chelsea B. Sep 24, 2015
Verified Student · Acoustic Guitar · In home
Benjamin was a great teacher. From the very first lesson I was learning chords and practical skills that went along with guitar playing. I enjoyed how patient he was with me as well. Benjamin has a lot of experience in so many different styles which kept the lesson very interesting. Highly recommend taking lessons with Benjamin!
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Diueine M. Jul 9, 2015
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
Ben is a great teacher. This is my first time learning how to play the guitar and Ben has been great -- he is patient and very knowledgeable. I feel I'm making great progress, the lessons are no-pressure, which makes the whole process more enjoyable.
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Darcy R. Apr 5, 2015
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Hey Ben, Thanks for getting me over my fear of learning something new. Guitar has always interested me but I didn't think I could do it. You've shown me I can! You've been an inspiration.
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