Teaching Experience

Ben has a Masters Degree in Music from the California Institute of the Arts and over a decade of teaching experience with a wide array of student ages and musical genres. He manages and teaches at his own music school, Motif Music Lessons, and offers virtual video lessons worldwide and in-person lessons in the Pasadena area.

Lessons are available on the following instruments and topics:

  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Banjo
  • Ukulele
  • Songwriting
  • Improvisation 
We are thrilled to have someone as accomplished as Ben working with Sophia, our 8-year old daughter. He's always positive and fun. Sophia says, "He's the best teacher, ever!”

— Michael Troyer (parent of student)

Ben is a kind, encouraging, and knowledgeable teacher. He is a true professional and relates to all ages. I've learned so much in just a few lessons!”

— Julie Jacobson-Ruby (student)

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