Benk Joseph Winata

Benk Joseph W.

Arcadia, CA

About Benk Joseph W.

Benk Joseph teaches: Ages 3 to 80
Special needs
Teaching since: July 1998
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time 15 years ago, and have been consistently teaching private include in Yamaha Music School. Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, as it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion for the instrument. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music!

I'm a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. Graduated from Musician Institute, Hollywood,CA. Performing all over the world, such as Canada, Japan, Shanghai, Macau, etc. Performing has been one of the greater experiences of my life as a musician, and I've had the opportunity to play with Big Band, Cruise line band and local band in Los Angeles.

*** Lesson Details ***
For beginning students who are children, I typically start with really really simply technique to understand, easy to understand. Once the student has progressed to have a grasp of the fundamentals, I will begin to introduce "Rudiments" and sight reading. For adults, I try to find out what the student is interested in, and guide my instruction accordingly to keep the lessons engaging and fun, no matter their ability level.

Therefore, it's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Acknowledging accomplishments helps fuel a students desire to progress, and makes students eager to learn more. By trying to find out what inspires the student, I can successfully tailor my instruction to their wants and needs. 

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full Pro gear Yamaha Drum set with the sound system, double pedal, left foot clave, pro cymbal.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Sound system play along with the song, teaching equipment.

*** Specialties ***
For beginning students who are children, I typically start with really really simply technique to understand, easy to understand. Once the student has progressed to have a grasp of the fundamentals, I will begin to introduce "Rudiments" and sight reading. For adults, I try to find out what the student is interested in, and guide my instruction accordingly to keep the lessons engaging and fun, no matter their ability level.

Photos and Videos

rudiments

Experience

Drum Instructor

Sep 2000 - Present
Private Music School

Education

Bachelors of Music

Jun 2000 - Present
Musicians Institute

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin, Indonesian, Taiwanese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Yamaha Education System

Oct 2008
Yamaha Music Foundation

Yamaha Music School programs. International Yamaha Music Education System for Drum major.
The highly acclaimed Yamaha Music Education and Examination System is the only integrated learning and grading program, with international recognition in more than 40 countries! This spells vast benefits.

Extensively researched methodology and syllabus You are assured of the best teaching methods and standards, maintained by professional music specialists who are highly qualified in the latest research and development in music education for all age-groups.

Music Popularization
Music popularization activities, regularly conducted in Yamaha Music Schools, offer further motivation and opportunities for students to develop their talents, through adequate exposure to class concerts, recitals, music workshops and even international festivals.

Credible and professional evaluation The system is integrated with different stages of professional evaluation so every individual's potential is maximised. It provides certification up to the equivalent of Concert Artiste and Advanced Diploma levels. which means that Yamaha graduates have the added advantage of a career option recognized by Yamaha Music Schools and other institution throughout the world.

Awards

Best & Creative Yamaha Teacher 2009

Oct 2009
Yamaha Music Foundation
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2 Reviews on Benk Joseph W.

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Cristina M. Oct 13, 2015
Drum · In home
Verified Student
I'm so glad to find Joseph as my daughter drum teacher.He's an excellent and professional teacher.He makes it so entertaining whenever he teach.He's a great teacher.Home tutoring make it easy to schedule a lesson .
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Krystal B. Jan 30, 2014
Drum
Verified Student
Our son loves his Drum lessons.

Benk is very flexible, affordable and our son took to him very well. He even records what he has learned each week so we both can keep track of his progress. He is much more affordable then other drum teachers or studio's in the area, and even will come to your home.
If you are looking for a GREAT Teacher you should take some time to talk to Benk.