MTMS Certified to Teach:
- Advanced Guitar
- Advanced Bass Guitar
- Advanced Ukulele
- Intermediate Piano
- Beginning Drums & Percussion
Ben has been playing music since he was in grade school but didn’t discover his passion for it until high school. After years of playing upright bass, singing in choirs, and occasionally doing percussion for concert band, Ben picked up the electric guitar on Christmas Morning of 2008 and began a rigorous course of self instruction.
After a couple years of playing guitar and electric bass, Ben enrolled at Otterbein university where he studied guitar performance with an emphasis on Jazz styles, picking up further bass, keyboard, vocal and drum skills along the way.
In the past five years, Ben has worked in Classic Rock cover bands, as a leading man in musicals, a jazz drummer, a solo classical musician, pianist in a funk band, an orchestral bassist, and a folk picker extraordinaire. However, he’s always happiest in numerous original acts that have played all through this corner of the country. Shoutout to his band Personal Public. Music transcends time and perceived interpersonal barriers and it is Ben’s greatest joy to speak and share this universal language.