Ben Campbell's Percussion Lessons

Ben Campbell's Percussion Lessons

5.0 (1)
1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

Hey! My name is Ben, and I've been playing Percussion since I was 6 years old. I started out learning Drumset, which transitioned very naturally into learning Marching Percussion for my High School's Marching Band. I am the former Drum Captain at Toms River High School East, and I firmly believe that teachers should never stop learning. I am still actively learning from my own teachers, because no one can ever learn all of any one subject, percussion included. I am excited to work with you, and I hope we both learn from working together! More Information about me upon request. 

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Credentials

Trenton, NJ 08648
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1 Review

5.0

  • Julia Laya

    He was so fun to work with and taught be a lot!! I now love playing drums and taught me how do practice when I need to!!



FAQs


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

I like to keep a very relaxed attitude during lessons. I enjoy cracking jokes while remaining focused on the lesson at hand, and I absolutely adore playing right along with you!


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

I have been Playing Percussion for the last 11 years, and I love it more than anything. I was Center Snare and Drum Captain for my High School marching band and have played both Marching Tenor Drums and Marching Bass Drum. In addition, I was a member of the advanced band in my school and successfully auditioned and secured a spot as one of two set drummers in my schools Jazz band. In addition to 1 official student, my position as Center Snare required me to teach almost non-stop, and I loved every second of it! 


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

I am flexible when it comes to pricing, but I prefer to start at $20-$25 a lesson and then bring it down when it becomes a consistent commitment. 


How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching when a close friend's little sister wanted to learn how to play drums, so her mom hired me! I've been teaching her ever since, and I absolutely love it!


What types of students have you worked with?

I have currently worked with high school age students (14-18) and middle school students (11-13). I would embrace working with elementary students as well, though I have minimal experience with it. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My last marching band championship show was one of the best experiences of my life. The ability to pick up a pair of sticks and forget everything else that could be stressing me out is one of the most magical things in this world to me, and I hope that I can convey that to my students. 


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

Give me a call! I belive that we should have a real, on the phone conversation and maybe even an in person consultation for you to really decide if I'm the best fit for you! 


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

1. What do I want out of lessons?

2. How excited am I about learning?

3. Am I prepared to put in the time to learn?