Benji Cleland

Benji C.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching a classical violin repertoire and technique.

About Benji C.

Hi there! My name is Benji and I have been teaching private lessons since 2013. I started playing the violin at age 4 when my parents signed me up for Suzuki violin lessons. l feel in love with the violin and began to play non-stop. I also have been competing in state fiddle competitions since the age 6. I am trained in classical and fiddle/bluegrass music and enjoy both styles.

I individualize lesson plans around students wants and needs. My most important goal is to put a love and admiration of music in my students. For that reason, I focus on a variety of musical styles of interest to the student.

Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have and I can't wait to help you reach your goals!


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11 Reviews
Darcy Struckman
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I'm really enjoying learning the fiddle. Benji is a very good instructor. He has a great deal of experience and knowledge, has great intuition about how to present and teach, encourage and challenge me based on where I am moment to moment. He is very patient and encouraging, with a calm energy, which are excellent qualities in a teacher. I highly recommend him.

Posted May 4, 2019
Ronica W.
Profile-location-online Online

I had my first lesson today. I'm an adult starting from ground zero. Benji was very patient and encouraging, and I'm excited about the next lesson!

Posted Jan 14, 2019
Ryker E.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Benji did a great job with Ryker!

Posted Aug 23, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Benji teaches violin to my 11 year old beginner son. We are busy and my son is involved in several extracurricular activities. Benji is very flexible with scheduling. He is extremely patient and positive with my son. He always gives complements and encouragement. He is moving at my child's pace. I highly recommend him!

Posted Feb 7, 2017
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Benji is very patient and is very positive and praising. He still tries to get them to practice. My granddaughter loves him and now wants to go to California. LOL.

Posted Aug 2, 2016
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Posted Jul 1, 2016
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Was very kind and helpful. Also followed up with helpful information. Very good experience!

Posted Jun 6, 2016
Nia R.
Profile-location-online Online

Very thorough instructor. Benji connected with my child with a genuine interest. He created a practice plan for her to work on in between sessions. He took the time, went over complicated and tricky violin notes carefully. Displays patience and clarity.

Posted Jun 1, 2016
Aubrey H.
Profile-location-online Online

My daughter asked first thing this morning when her next lesson was! We're excited to keep learning! Thanks Benji!

Posted May 11, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

This was my daughters first experience with an instrument and she was nervous and very talkative. Benji was very patient and guided her through her first lesson. she is very excited for her next lesson!

Posted May 10, 2016
Sicilia H.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Great. Kids was comfortable and enjoyed their first class. Looking forward to more classes.

Posted Apr 21, 2016

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Violin Performance
Aug 2018 - Dec 2019

American River College

Aug 2017 - Jun 2018

Federal University of Mato Grosso



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency

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