Benjamin Myers Cello And Piano Studio

Benjamin Myers Cello And Piano Studio

5.0 (4)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
36 years in business

About this pro

I have a doctorate from the acclaimed New England Conservatory of Music, and I have been teaching for 30 years, with a demonstrated record of accomplishment. I'm also a proven educator and am the Chair of the Music Department at Howard Community College

I love teaching--pure and simple! Seeing students "get it" is what keeps me going. Passing along the skill, knowledge, and love for the art is a privilege.

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Clarksville, MD 21029
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Aparna V. Sri

    Dr. Ben is one of the best cello performers I have ever had the pleasure of watching and listening. To learn from him is to truly learn from the best. He is *amazing* with children and has a unique way of reaching them and understanding their needs. Nearly my entire family studies with him, and we feel so fortunate for the opportunity!

  • Kathy Tuckey

    Dr Myers has been working with my 11 year old son for two years. He is great at communicating his knowledge and love for playing the cello to my son. He also has a great sense of humor.

  • Gabriel Hightower

    I started studying with Dr. Myers when I was a freshmen in high school. I was an aspiring music major and knew that I would want to be good enough to major in music at a college. Dr. Myers helped boost my confidence, skill level, and self-esteem in the four years that I studied cello with him. I now study music performance at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr Myers really tailors to your needs in the lesson and is a great person all around. Even though I no longer study with him, he still reaches out to offer performance opportunities for me and his other past students.

  • Paula Seabright

    Dr. Myers has been a part of our weekly cello routine for almost eight years. He has taught both our children, and his support and encouragement of our oldest son is absolutely the reason he is pursuing a degree in Cello Performance at the University of Maryland. Dr. Myers adjusts his style to the needs of his students. He pushes when appropriate and is understanding when things are frustrating. We highly recommend Dr. Myers for all ages and ability levels.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first assess where they are, what their goals are, and their working style.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Doctorate from New England Conservatory.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Starting 1 July 2022:

1/2 hour: $50

45 minutes: $70

one hour: $90


How did you get started teaching?

I had always wanted to do it, and my early teachers gave me the chance to teach by helping their beginning students.


What types of students have you worked with?

All ages, levels, and goals.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Don't necessarily find a teacher that "everybody studies with." I have only a few, select students because I am Chair of the Music Department at my college. But having fewer students means they get a lot more attention.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Does experience matter to you? Are you willing to risk studying with someone just starting out? Everyone has to start somewhere, sure; but it can be a bit of a gamble studying with someone who only has a few years under their belt.