Teaching

Private Lessons

A seasoned teacher and ensemble coach, Ben offers fiddle, mandolin, and guitar lessons for both experienced players and beginners.   Ben uses a combination of teaching by ear, and by notation to help the student flourish in both areas of learning.  In addition to learning tunes, Ben puts an emphasis on technique, music theory, and ensemble playing.  Contact Ben at sanders.fiddle@gmail.com.

Skype

With the advent of the increasingly popular Skype and web-cam, Ben can bring the lesson to you—no matter where you live.  With this technology, you can learn everything that you would learn in a studio setting without leaving your home.  This technology is advantageous to those of you that don’t live around fiddlers, or to anyone wanting to learn tunes, get pointers on technique, or learn some practical applications of music theory.  In addition to teaching by ear, Ben can e-mail the student a PDF file of the tune in standard musical notation.  This allows the student to remember the tune after the lesson is over, and to help the student keep track of his or her repertoire.  You can e-mail Ben directly for prices and availability.   sanders.fiddle@gmail.com

Mp3 or Video

Are you a student that wants to learn some tunes, but doesn’t want to start formal lessons? Perhaps this is your answer.  Ben can make a custom recording or video of any tune that you would like to learn, and email it to you.  Simply send Ben a request of what tune(s) you would like to learn, and your custom lesson will be on its way.  Ben will play the tune up-to-speed, and at a much slower learning tempo.  Included will also be a PDF of the sheet music.  For information, send Ben an e-mail at sanders.fiddle@gmail.com.