About this pro
22 years in business
11 hires on Thumbtack
Bennett has an extraordinary ability to zero in on his student's skills and musical affinities... He has a nerdy, highly precise knowledge of the instrument, of guitar technique and of music history... Months ago I would barely sing with anyone else in the room, and didn't know how to play guitar. This morning I played guitar and harmonized with Bennett on a Stones song. Take music lessons with Bennett - only good can come of it.Apr 14, 2014
Great teacher AND a funny, insightful man. No better person to spend an hour with. For years he has made lessons fun for my young son and his ole dad.Apr 14, 2014
Matt H. H.
I'm a drummer who was tired of my guitar playing being limited to power chords and other scraps that I have picked over the years. I needed to expand and I needed structure. Hooking up with Bennett has been fantastic - he doesn't settle on just teaching songs, he takes great care in going deeper into the theory behind what we're playing and the music history around it. And in addition to learning a ton of chords, scales, and applying them to tunes of whatever genre I fancy that week, I love that he consistently reminds me to sing along and generally dig in to try and capture the essence of the groove. I dig my hour with Bennett immensely his love of good music and interest in sharing the knowledge is always one of the finer hours of the week!Aug 1, 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.