Benjamin Simonson

Benjamin S.

Seattle, WA
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Lesson Details

Blues Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I started playing blues guitar 11 years ago. It is the first style I learned, and it inspired me greatly. I would love to teach you all styles of the blues, from Robert Johnson to Dickey Betts to Jimi Hendrix.
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About

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

Teaching since:
January 2008

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.

Education

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

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7 Reviews

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Kevin Aug 18, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Ben is very talented and very knowledgeable. He was open to covering whatever I was looking to do and has helped me learn some of the basics of soloing on an electric guitar (maj/min scales, pentatonic scales, arpeggios, etc.). Ben has a nice setup in his apartment for lessons and I would recommend him as an instructor.

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Josh C. Jun 5, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Had a great first lesson and I highly recommend Benjamin. I have played guitar on and off for years, but I'm currently lost on my journey. I feel like I am back on the right path and I am excited to play again! The lesson was a good mix of basics, coordination exercises and learning one of my favorite songs! Thanks Benjamin, looking forward to next week!

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Alex Mar 14, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Great teacher! Alex is really enjoying her lessons and feeling very enthusiastic about playing guitar.

Jonathan Feb 26, 2017
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
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
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.

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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