Hi I'm Ben Pham and I can help you reach your goals in drumming. I have 10+ years of performing and teaching experience. I have toured the U.S. with the Nightowls and I spent 4 months in Europe performing with Scott Bradlee's "Postmodern Jukebox on Deck".
In my drum lessons you are going to learn to:
- play confidently, with control and precision
- play multiple styles and grooves. Be able to play your favorite songs.
- master techniques that will make playing drum fills and solos easy
- how to make auditions and get gigs and make a part time or full time income from drumming
- be able to make any drum kit sound good regardless if it's a low end or high end drum kit
I love helping people improve and overcome their obstacles and limits through this exciting art form!
My eight-year old son took drum lessons with Ben and loved him! He was able to relate to my son and make learning music fun. It was so rewarding for me to see how much he learned while he was Ben's student. I saw students of different ages coming and going while my son was his student. His patience and versatility is suitable for anyone looking to start drums or expand upon existing skills.
Ben is a fantastic teacher. He really understood what I wanted to get out of taking lessons, which made every lesson challenging and fun. Ben helped me so much with fixing my technique and taught me a lot about what it takes to be a super solid drummer.
Ben has excellent skills and is an awesome drum instructor...I learned a lot!
Ben was my son's first private lesson teacher. He provided a solid foundation through teaching proper technique and explaining musical concepts in a straight-forward way. Ben's vast musical knowledge and easy-going nature makes him a pleasure to work with, which should continue to benefit students at all levels.
What is your goal for your drumming? That is the number one thing I want to know. From there we work towards that by using exercises, techniques and music to get there.
I have a degree in music education from the University of Texas Arlington. After University, I continued taking private lessons and have studied with Stockton Helbing (UNT One O'Clock/Maynard Ferguson), Chris Knox (Mike Mitchell's teacher), Clint Simmons (Berklee) and Jaime Reyes. I've also had one off lessons with Dave Elitch, Anika Nilles, Todd Suchermann and Dom Famularo. I constantly am learning and reading about drumming today in various books and online media.
My rate is $60 per hour lesson and I charge monthly