Information About Ben - Salford teacher
Ben was born in 1989 in Retford, Nottinghamshire. His musicianship began at age 11 and by age 14 he was awarded a scholarship to Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester where he studied with Iain Dixon, Jim Muirhead and Les Chisnall. After 4 years at Chetham’s, Ben gained a place at The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, from which he has recently graduated.
Ben has an ABRSM Diploma in the saxophone and has performed alongside Jiggs Whigham, Alan Barnes, Diana Torto, John Taylor, johan van der linden, Vincent David. Ben has performed in many of the UK's best venues including the Barbican, the Bridgewater Hall and Ronnie Scotts. With his Band Beats n Pieces Big Band Ben recently won Jazz FMs Best Jazz Newcomer of the year award.
Ben regularly teaches at a Saturday morning music school in Macclesfield, where he has 6 saxophone students and a large sax choir ensemble.
Studying at the Royal Northern College of Music has given me experience in both Classical and Jazz Saxophone, therefore I am equally adequate in teaching both forms of music.
I have experience of tutoring students through both Classical and Jazz examinations, as well as teaching those just learning for fun.
I aim to adapt my teaching style to the abilities of each student, giving them space to learn enthusiastically and joyfully.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)
- Royal Northern College of Music (2012) - Bmus MUSIC (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- ABRSM (2006) - DipABRSM Saxophone (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- ABRSM (2006) - Grade 7 Piano (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- ABRSM (2004) - Grade 8 Saxophone (Other) (✘ Not On File)