Benjamin is a musician in the NYC area. He has been studying music since the age of 3. His background includes Violin, Cello, Percussion, Drum Set, Voice, Electric Bass, and Upright Bass. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where he majored in Upright Bass Performance. He has studied with Dave Zinno, John Lockwood, Bruce Gertz, and Susan Hagen. He has performed with John Oates, New York Voices, and Kevin Mahogany, Becca Stevens, Mario Jose, Kurt Elling and many others.
Benjamin is mainly a jazz/contemporary musician, focusing on bebop through modern jazz, top 40, rock, pop, RnB, and many other styles. He is also trained in classical music.
Benjamin has been teaching privately for 5 years. He has a comprehensive approach that brings in technical study to any style of music.
Teaches students 1 and up
Bass Performance from Berklee College of Music
Teaching since 2014
Great beginning. Look forward to many more classes.
I had my first lesson with Benjamin last night, and I’m already playing better!! Clear, concise, and you can tell he really loves to teach - can’t wait for my next lesson!!
Very knowledgeable and engaged, delivering the content I needed at a level that made sense to me.
He's always super helpful in learning both theory and technique, as well as where different styles are useful. All of the lessons have been great at expanding my knowledge of how music works and how different eras and genres utilize theory to achieve a certain goal.Show More
Great instructor. Focuses on the basics and provides a lot of encouragement which helps. Also, allows student to decide what they'd like to learn and allows you to select the type of music you are most interested in.
Benjamin is great. He has the task of teaching a 46 year old longtime electric bass player and a 12 year old electric bass player (father/daughter). He is teaching us both the fundamentals of the upright bass, which is such a different instrument. We look forward to continued lessons with Benjamin.Show More
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
I can teach both classical, and contemporary harmony. I have studied contemporary harmony extensively. We will mainly focus on analysis of jazz and other contemporary music, and use the techniques learned in this analysis to compose original music.
In classical harmony we will analyze all forms of classical music, and practice composting within these guidelines.
Berklee College of Music: Voice Department
Play Upright and Electric Bass for Berklee Voice Department classes and ensembles. Play styles ranging from Jazz to Folk and everything in between.
Berklee College of Music
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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