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Ben B.

Austin, TX

$40/hour

Inexpensive, Enthusiastic Guitar Lessons by Ben

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University of technology, Sydney
Music
University of New South Wales
Master's

Education

University of technology, Sydney (Music)

University of New South Wales (Master's)

About Ben

Originally from Sydney, Australia, I am a graduate of a Bachelor’s of Sound and Music Design (UTS) with distinction. Here, my major was Audio Production and Guitar. Although also a recent Masters of Marketing (UNSW) graduate, my deep-rooted passion for music has brought me here to Austin, where I hope to contribute to the development of music at both the professional and grass roots level. By teaching guitar, I hope to inspire an enthusiasm for creative self-expression through music.

My teaching program is simple and effective. Drawing inspiration from my own guitar teacher of many years, I will tailor each individual's learning experience to what they want to get out of playing the guitar. After all, teaching and learning is a mutually consensual arrangement. That is, both teacher and student must be on the same page. I believe that tapping into what the student actually wants, whether that be learning music theory or how to play their favourite rock songs, is the best way to motivate students and transform them into proficient guitar players.

Once a short term goal is established, I will collaborate with the student to develop the technical skills they need to achieve such goal. As a beginner who wants to learn Dani California by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, for instance, this could mean developing left hand and right hand coordinations through chord progression and muting exercises. What such exercises are intended to do is develop muscle memory so that playing the guitar can become more instinctual than a mechanical action. Once instincts are developed, students can hone their idiosyncratic playing styles, and develop as musicians accordingly. Accordingly, students will become more competent in their ability to express themselves through music.

My lessons are inclined for those who are at the beginner to intermediate level. I am highly knowledgable in music theory, guitar tablature, rock, pop, folk, and blues styles. When the time is right, I am also able to conduct professional recording sessions for students.

If you want fun lessons that are tailored to what YOU want to get out of playing guitar, then contact me and we can schedule your first lesson.
Originally from Sydney, Australia, I am a graduate of a Bachelor’s of Sound and Music Design (UTS) with distinction. Here, my major was Audio Production and Guitar. Although also a recent Masters of Marketing (UNSW) graduate, my deep-rooted passion for music has brought me here to Austin, where I hope to contribute to the development of music at Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required

$55 an hour for two students per lesson $65 an hour for three students per lesson

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Austin, TX 78705
In-person lessons
Music:
Guitar

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Guitar

I am a guitar player of 10 years, and am accredited with a Bachelor of Sound and Music Design from UTS in Sydney, Australia.

University of technology, Sydney
Music
University of New South Wales
Master's

Education

University of technology, Sydney (Music)

University of New South Wales (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

$55 an hour for two students per lesson $65 an hour for three students per lesson

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 3 miles of Austin, TX 78705.