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I offer lessons in:

  • Arranging
  • Bassoon
  • Bongos
  • Classical Clarinet
  • Jazz Clarinet
  • Concert Band Conducting
  • Orchestral Conducting
  • Jazz Drums
  • Funk Drums
  • Rock Drums
  • R&B Drums
  • Rudimental Drums
  • Ear Training
  • Classical Flute
  • French Horn
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Improvisation
  • Instrumental Coaching
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music History
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Classical Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Latin Percussion
  • Beginning Piano
  • Piccolo
  • Classical Saxophone
  • Jazz Saxophone
  • Timpani

    I also have these skills:

    • Composition
     
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    Ben HemsleyOffering private lessons in
    Springfield, Pennsylvania
    About MeContact Me
    Introduction
    Hi, I'm an experienced instrumental teacher with a unique perspective on learning and leanring an instrument. Im primarily a percussionist/drummer but I play and teach a wide range of instruments, as well theory related topics.

    My Teaching Background
    I've been a musician for over 20 years. After graduating Berklee College of Music with a Music Education degree, I began teaching in local schools. In my two years teaching I've taught a wide range of ages feel I can relate and teach to any age. I also have a great deal of experience leading ensembles, wether they be professional level, college, high school and younger.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    Learning an instrument, is about more than jsut where to put your fingers. I take a whole body approach to learning; from posture to ergonomics, the body, breathing, and relaxation are key to success. When it comes to 'scary' things like learning to read music, or trying to remember those fignerings, I have some tricks up my sleeve for those as well.

    Rates And Availability
    I teach from my home, but I am also willing ot come to your home or work place to give a lesson. Please contact me to make such arrangments, or inquire about my reasonable rates.