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Benjamin K.
Glenside, Pennsylvania
Piano was my first instrument, and the best instrument for all beginners.
About Benjamin K.

I grew up in Glenside moved to Pittsburgh for school and came back because I love it here...I've been playing for 17 years and have a smorgasbord of influences from Zeppelin to the Beatles to Phish to Radiohead to the dirty projectors to Jay Z to Kurt Rosenwinkel & John Scofield. I have been composing and working with original bands for some 11 years and play regularly in the city and up and down the east coast. I have also been teaching for the past 11 years all over the Philadelphia area. i teach from a method I derived myself from years of learning both in and out of school. I think teaching music is both aural as well as visual and encourage students to listen to music a lot. most of all i feel that music is fun and the students should enjoy learning so i incorporate their favorite artists and favorite songs into our studies. for serious students I love theory and love sharing what I've discovered over the years. *** Lesson Details *** I'm a very laid back guy but I take my playing seriously. music is my life and there's nothing I enjoy sharing and expressing more. I learned to love playing guitar when I was 12 from the coolest guitar teacher ever. he had a vibe that i gravitated toward and encouraged me in just the right ways to get me believing in myself. I try to encourage my students the same way. music should be fun above all and sculpt my lessons to each students individual needs so that they are better equipped to succeed. *** Travel Equipment *** I expect them to provide guitar/bass/piano *** Specialties *** Jazz, Rock, Blues, Classic, Pop *** Flexibility *** I am also a working musician and performances don't always happen at the same time week to week so flexibility is sometimes necessary in my schedule.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2003

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Masters in Jazz Performance

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Benjamin K.
Glenside, Pennsylvania
Piano was my first instrument, and the best instrument for all beginners.
About Benjamin K.

I grew up in Glenside moved to Pittsburgh for school and came back because I love it here...I've been playing for 17 years and have a smorgasbord of influences from Zeppelin to the Beatles to Phish to Radiohead to the dirty projectors to Jay Z to Kurt Rosenwinkel & John Scofield. I have been composing and working with original bands for some 11 years and play regularly in the city and up and down the east coast. I have also been teaching for the past 11 years all over the Philadelphia area. i teach from a method I derived myself from years of learning both in and out of school. I think teaching music is both aural as well as visual and encourage students to listen to music a lot. most of all i feel that music is fun and the students should enjoy learning so i incorporate their favorite artists and favorite songs into our studies. for serious students I love theory and love sharing what I've discovered over the years. *** Lesson Details *** I'm a very laid back guy but I take my playing seriously. music is my life and there's nothing I enjoy sharing and expressing more. I learned to love playing guitar when I was 12 from the coolest guitar teacher ever. he had a vibe that i gravitated toward and encouraged me in just the right ways to get me believing in myself. I try to encourage my students the same way. music should be fun above all and sculpt my lessons to each students individual needs so that they are better equipped to succeed. *** Travel Equipment *** I expect them to provide guitar/bass/piano *** Specialties *** Jazz, Rock, Blues, Classic, Pop *** Flexibility *** I am also a working musician and performances don't always happen at the same time week to week so flexibility is sometimes necessary in my schedule.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2003

Education

Masters in Jazz Performance

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Teaches ages 5+

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I am a first time “adult” piano student. I just completed my first day of piano lessons with Benjamin. I found Benjamin to be extremely patient, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Enthusiastically looking forward to the next few weeks of lessons. Highly recommend!!!

Posted Mar 11, 2022
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I am a first time “adult” piano student. I just completed my first day of piano lessons with Benjamin. I found Benjamin to be extremely patient, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Enthusiastically looking forward to the next few weeks of lessons. Highly recommend!!!

Posted Mar 11, 2022
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Fantastic teacher! Ben is very professional, knowledgeable and easy to learn from. Can't wait till I get back into town to get some more lessons.

Posted Mar 31, 2021
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Jan 2005 - Present
Self-Employed
professional music teacher
Masters in Jazz Performance
Sep 2017 - May 2019
Temple University
Bachelors of the Arts in Jazz Studies
Aug 2001 - May 2005
Carnegie Mellon University

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Instructor details
Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
woodlawn ave
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$55
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30