Ben is a guitarist based in Lakewood, CO, and a recent graduate from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor’s in Music Education. He got his start playing handbells and percussion in elementary school, and has tried his hand at many instruments since. Picking up the guitar in high school, he played in bands with his friends, but didn’t get serious about it until after starting college.
Initially pursuing a different degree, he started taking private lessons in electric bass and classical guitar for fun, and eventually found himself changing educational paths. Transferring to MSU, he focused on classical guitar, studying under Alex Komodore, Jeff LaQuatra, and Jeff Gleason, who provided unique perspectives and helped him to shape his own musical voice. As part of his studies, Ben also learned to play piano, as well as picking up the ukulele along the way. Ben enjoys playing Rock, Punk, and Metal in his free time, and is trying his hand at learning several other genres as well. As a teacher, Ben is committed to bringing a positive attitude and helping students to find their own voice and a building a love of music.