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Benjamin Young is a dedicated musician teaching private lessons online and in the Washington, D.C. area.
Berklee College of Music
Bachelor of Music: Professional Music
Teaching Since 2007
Ben Young
Guitar, Bass, Piano, Ukulele

Ben Young is a talented and knowledgeable guitarist, educator, composer and multi-instrumentalist who performs and teaches throughout the DC area. Originally from DC, he graduated Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music in Boston with a Bachelor of Music, and shortly thereafter released his first EP of original music for a jazz quintet, “Ruminations.” After returning to his hometown, he began teaching private lessons in guitar, bass, piano, and ukulele, while maintaining an active performance schedule (locally as well as in Baltimore and New York). He has played music spanning a wide variety of genres at venues including: Blues Alley, Jojo, Twin’s Jazz, The Black Cat, Takoma Station, Pearl Street Warehouse and Columbia Station, as well as performing for private events both solo and with an ensemble. Some notable artists Ben has collaborated with are the Soul Searchers (the continuation of Chuck Brown’s first band), Terry Marshall, the Ben Young Trio, Kaleidoscope, Donald Tillery, Rarely Mellow Blues, Jess & Ben, and Free Lobster Buffet. 

Ben has taught students of all skill levels, ranging in age from 6-65, in both individual and group settings. His teaching approach is tailored to each student’s unique tastes, interests and musical goals, but generally involves a blend of instrumental technique, ear-training, sight reading and music theory, all balanced to fit the individual student. The best motivation comes from students hearing themselves successfully playing the music they like to listen to, so music of the student’s own choosing forms the backbone of the instruction, while other important fundamental skills (technique, reading, theory, ear-training, etc.) are linked to and structured around that. Whatever the student’s musical interests, tastes and abilities may be, Ben Young can provide insightful support and guidance in helping them to achieve their goals.

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