About this pro
22 years in business
11 hires on Thumbtack
Interested musical styles
Great guy who seems like he'd be a great teacher if you're just starting out, but not at the level that I needed. I specifically stated that I needed a high-level teacher who could teach me advanced techniques & concepts, but unfortunately it wasn't the right fit. I would recommend to beginners & intermediate players only.Nov 17, 2014Verified
Encyclopedic in his knowledge of music, generous with praise, patient and persistent with my seven-year old son's less-than-full grasp of guitar, I have found Bennett Stein to be a top notch teacher. He brings both a music connoisseur's scholarship and a rock star's joy to his tutelage.Oct 11, 2014
Bennett has so much fun playing and teaching, it makes me want to learn myself!Oct 9, 2014
Every guitar session with Bennett is an adventure. He makes learning music theory a blast, even for a slow learner and a seriously late bloomer. I appreciate that Bennett is open to teaching different musical genres and his musical taste is impeccable! Highly recommended.Sep 9, 2014
I've been taking lessons from Bennett for more than a year now and it has been great. Bennett has a knack for teaching both music theory and just plain learning how to rock, revel and have confidence belting out a song. He teaches both kids and adults brilliantly.Apr 15, 2014
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Of course. I constantly breakdown new styles of music, the latest hits, just to stay abreast of what's going on in the music world.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My older brothers made a biopic flick about The Who. From there my brother Jeff became one of the "hottest" MTV music video directors of the 80s/90s/00s and I was his assistant for most of that run and so I got to hang on set with the gods and goddesses of rock, punk and R&B music. The experience made me commit to learning guitar.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I get my clients counting the beat, strumming correctly, developing stamina and recognizing that when they commit to learning a song they are conquering fears and becoming the kind of person people want to be around. Sounds kooky I know, but it's true.