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Benny R.
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I start with ascertaining the student’s level of playing ability and what the student wants to accomplish. I then tailor lessons to the individual needs of each student.  So the mix of focus on the "Four T's" - Technique, Theory, Tone and Time - will vary with each student. There may be a bit of “homework” at times, but not to worry - I promise to keep it soulful and fun above all else!
About Benny R.

I am currently the Musical Director and Bass Player for Carlos Santana, and have been doing so for almost 30 years. I've won 8 Grammies™ and 3 Latin Grammies™ for my work on various albums. I believe Music is for everyone. It doesn't matter what you want to accomplish or where you want to go, every dream, big or small, is worth pursuing!

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Composition
Sep 1978 - Jun 1981
University Of Hawaii
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Pidgin (Hawaii)
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals-"The Game of Love" (Santana feat. Michelle Branch)
Feb 2003
Grammy
Mejor Interpretación Instrumental Pop-"El Farol" (Santana)
Sep 2000
Latin Grammy
Grabación Del Año-"Corazón Espinado" (Santana y Mana)
Sep 2000
Latin Grammy
Mejor Interpretación Vocal Rock Duo O Grupo-"Corazón Espinado" (Santana y Mana)
Sep 2000
Latin Grammy
Best Pop CollaborationWith Vocals-"Smooth" (Santana feat. Rob Thomas)
Feb 2000
Grammy
Best Pop Instrumental Performance-"El Farol" (Santana)
Feb 2000
Grammy
Best Rock Album-"Supernatural" (Santana)
Feb 2000
Grammy
Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal-"Put Your Lights On" (Santana feat. Everlast)
Feb 2000
Grammy
Album Of The Year-"Supernatural" (Santana)
Feb 2000
Grammy
Record Of The Year-"Smooth" (Santana feat. Rob Thomas)
Feb 2000
Grammy
Best Rock Instrumental Performance-"The Calling" (Santana feat. Eric Clapton)
Feb 2000
Grammy
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal-"Maria Maria" (Santana)
Feb 2000
Grammy
SAG-AFTRA
Jan 1990
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.
BMI
Apr 1980
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.
American Federation of Musicians
Jun 1975
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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