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$40/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Ben
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Vocal coach
Levels
  • All Levels

Learn to make music. Voice, guitar, bass, ukulele, performance, recording. I'm teaching in Central KY, in person and online.

Methodology

I will help you learn to make the music you love. You pick the tunes, I will find a way to help you perform them. All good music contains music lessons. I will break down the song into bite sized pieces.

Background

I am a musician and teacher. I have taught for 27 years, public and private, performed professionally for 43 years. I love to help people achieve their music dreams. Every one can sing. It's a skill like any other that requires diligent practice and guidance.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $40/h
Lessons offered by Ben
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Singing
  • Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Vocal coach
Levels
  • All Levels

Ben's resume

CAREER SUMMARY
An accomplished music educator, entrepreneur and professional musician with 17 years of experience
teaching music at the high school level, 2 years of teaching college and adult education and 10 years teaching privately. Expertise in teaching at-risk students and in coaching and mentoring students to achieve their personal best. Skilled at creating economical and entertaining educational videos on guitar and ukulele
playing and related topics. Teaching experience augmented by 40+ years as a professional musician,
including composition and release of original songs, and achievement of a Master of Music Education from
the University of Kentucky, as well as both a Bachelor of Music Education from Morehead State University.
CORE COMPETENCIES - MUSIC EDUCATION & PERFORMANCE
β€’ Lesson Design β€’ Vocal Coaching β€’ Creation of Educational Videos
β€’ Instructional Technology β€’ Musical Theatre Direction β€’ Video Editing
β€’ Project-Based Learning β€’ Choral and Ensemble Direction β€’ Multi Track Audio Recording
β€’ Differentiated Instruction β€’ Concert Planning β€’ Singing / Songwriting
β€’ Education of Diverse Learners β€’ Ability to Read Sheet Music β€’ Acoustic / Electric Guitar Playing
β€’ Music Theory and Scores
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Farnsley Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky 2018 – 2019
Music Teacher / Choir Director
β€’ Instructed classes of 40+ students on vocal technique, choral singing and music theory
β€’ Taught Innovative general music classes in composition and music production
β€’ Maintain order and discipline among students while promoting safety and compliance with school
rules and guidelines
β€’ Adapt and reassess lesson plans to meet specific student needs
Rosenwald Empowerment and Preparation Academy 2017 – 2018
Frankfort Independent Schools, Frankfort, KY
Music and Mathematics Teacher
β€’ Designed and implemented innovative lessons, in the areas of Music, Geometry and Algebra,
focused on engaging students at this non-traditional high school for at-risk students
β€’ Nurtured students' musical abilities and coached and mentored students to perform at concerts
and other venues; produced and edited student performance video - (concealed information)
β€’ Employed assessment tools and proactive instructional methods and strategies, including the
Summit Learning Platform, a personalized approach to teaching and learning
β€’ Collaborated with teaching partners, parents and the community to manage issues which can lead
to vulnerable students dropping out of school
Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lexington, KY 2016 – 2017
Assigned to: Fayette County Detention Center, Lexington, KY
Teacher - Adult Education
β€’ Prepared and implemented lessons in Math, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts and GED
Preparation for incarcerated adults
β€’ Administered the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
Central Wyoming College, Riverton, Wyoming 2014 – 2015
Guitar Instructor - Adjunct
β€’ Taught courses on guitar and musicianship to students of varying ages and ability levels
Benjamin K. Brown
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β€’ Served as an accompanist for the Jazz Band and for various musical theater performances
Ben Brown Music, Lexington, Kentucky / Lander and Riverton, Wyoming 2007 – 2016
Music Teacher
β€’ Developed individualized programs of instructions based on assessment of student ability and in
collaboration with student
β€’ Engaged students in a performance-based curriculum culminating in concerts where students
perform with professional musicians; audio engineered and edited video of student performance
which can be seen at (concealed information)
β€’ Fostered an appreciation and passion for music among a diverse group of private students
β€’ Coached vocal students and taught guitar
β€’ Founded and managed operations of a small business, including performance space leasing,
accounting, scheduling, marketing, etc.; built weekly clientele to 40-50 students in Kentucky
(2007 - 2014) and in Wyoming (2014 - 2015)
β€’ Created a website, (concealed information) with a blog and 30+ instructional videos on
playing the guitar and ukulele as well as other topics relevant to student learners
East Jessamine High School, Nicholasville, Kentucky 2006 – 2007
Choir Director / Drama Teacher
β€’ Coached students to successfully perform John Rutter's Requiem, view at
(concealed information)
β€’ Directed the school's performance of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
β€’ Conceptualized and directed a Caribbean-themed music show which toured elementary schools
β€’ Arranged and coordinated a school concert with the central theme of Classic Rock
Woodford County High School, Versailles, Kentucky 1989 – 2004
Music Teacher / Choir Director
β€’ Instructed a class of 40+ students on vocal technique, choral singing and guitar
β€’ Created a contemporary acapella choir, the Woodford Singers, which performed at many
community events; choir performed at the 2000 Costa Rica National Choral Festival
β€’ Recorded "Random Acts" compact disc, 2001 (concealed information)
β€’ Music director; Big River
EDUCATION
β€’ Master of Music Education 05/2000
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
β€’ Bachelor of Music Education 12/1988
β€’ Bachelor of General Studies 05/1985
Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
CERTIFICATIONS
β€’ Provisional Certificate for Teaching Vocal Music, Grades K-12; Commonwealth of Kentucky
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
β€’ Nashville Songwriters Association International - NSAI, Nashville, TN, 2005 - present
β€’ American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers - ASCAP, Nashville, TN, 2005 - present

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