Benjamin Young
New York, NY
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Benjamin Young

Benjamin Y.

New York, NY
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I will work on technique,improvisation in jazz and other styles,classical repertoire, playing different grooves, bow technique, constructing bass lines, and overall bass playing (accompanying)

Each lesson will be geared toward the students needs and interests. The main focus will be on proficiency on the bass. This will help in all musical styles, and real world application of all the techniques and concepts we cover!

About Benjamin Y.

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 6 years. He has a comprehensive approach that brings in technical study to any style of music. Benjamin will gear each lesson to the students needs and interests.


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8 Reviews
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Just had my first lesson with Benjamin and it was great. Looking forward to more lessons

Posted May 20, 2020
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Great beginning. Look forward to many more classes.

Posted Jan 20, 2019
Robert F.
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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!!

Posted Sep 25, 2018
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Very knowledgeable and engaged, delivering the content I needed at a level that made sense to me.

Posted Apr 18, 2018
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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.

Posted Apr 11, 2018
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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.

Highly recommended!

Posted Feb 20, 2017
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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.

Posted Jan 23, 2017
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Posted Apr 30, 2020

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Apr 2019 - Present

Musical IQ

Teaching group music classes in the NYC public schools. I teach all ages, but mainly focus on elementary and middle school ages.

Jan 2014 - Aug 2018

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.


Bass Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2017

Berklee College of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Berklee College of Music Alumni
May 2017
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