Music Lessons With Songwriting Influence In Austin

Music Lessons With Songwriting Influence In Austin

5.0 (4)
14 years in business

About this pro

I've been teaching for 9 years. Acoustic and electric guitar, ukulele, bass, and voice with a speciality in songwriting. I teach all styles, and all ages 10 and up. I do not require books, as I do the research for you and make a plan to help you achieve your goals as a musician. Don't know exactly what your goals need to be? We will work on that together with my guidance. I look forward to working with you.

I get to break down everyone's different goals and their different musical backgrounds. Music is great for your brains development no matter what age you are. 

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Austin, TX 78704
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4 Reviews


  • Isabella Martinez

    Benjamin is an amazing teacher and has helped me expand my knowledge in the world of music. He is very helpful and can fit his schedule to yours for the week. He's a multi talented musician. I've taken bass, guitar, vocal, and recording/producing lessons from him.

  • Lisa Mendoza

    Classes started on time, very accommodating, gave extra lessons when needed. He is very supportive and encouraging.

  • Brian Schuster

    Great teacher, great personality, with the passion and skill set needed to be a great musician.

  • Jonathan Markel

    I took 3 years of lessons from Ben, and wholeheartedly recommend him as a guitar teacher. He was always on-time and provided personalized instruction, catering his teaching style to the preferred music of his students. Ben is a talented musician with years of experience playing professionally as well as casually. Furthermore, he's a chill guy who showed incredible patience when I was an early beginner and could hardly play 2 chords. In addition to the basics, he showed me exercises to improve my coordination and taught songs that were the perfect difficulty to engage me but also challenged me to become better.


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

I assess your goals, you current level, the first lesson is free so we can assess all this fairly.

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

Music minor, professional musician, and have been teaching lessons for 9 years.

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

The first lesson is free, after that I charge $50 for an hour lesson. I am willing to negotiate. This price is because I do not require books, but instead use time and resourses to bring you material to work on. This includes me printing off a lot, or drawing up things to give you during lessons.

How did you get started teaching?

Started with friends little brothers and sisters when I was in high school and kept going from there. I love it!

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages, all skill levels, all learning styles.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Students winning songwritting awards.

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

Don't be afraid to ask clarifying questions.

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

Why music? What do you see yourself doing with music in your life and the skills you are about to pick up from lessons.