Guitar & Ukulele Lessons
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Bachelor of Musical Arts (CPIT Jazz School)
Diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production (Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand)
Certificate in Audio Engineering and Music Production (Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand)
Since the age of 9, Ben has either been learning about music or playing it. Having been in a number of performing bands, he has played a wide variety of music including rock, blues, reggae, folk and jazz.
Starting out on the piano, he made the switch to guitar at the age of 13. During his teens he was in successful bands gaining placings in Smokefree Rockquest and entering other competitions such as Battle of the Bands. His bands had regular gigs at popular bars around Christchurch and has opened for groups such as Salmonella Dub, Fur Patrol and Che Fu. He has also spent many hours in the recording studio.
After his teen years, Ben's focus shifted and more of an emphasis was put on the education side of music. He has completed a Bachelor of Musical Arts (jazz) at CPIT Jazz School. He also has a MAINZ Diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production.
He has experience teaching students of all ages, including children. He thrives on helping others to achieve their musical goals and helping them enjoy music as much as he does.