Classical, Jazz & Blues (Gospel, Traditional, Funk), Pop & Rock
(2010) Ben has been performing and teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 25 years. His performing experience spans such musically diverse contexts as symphony orchestras, musical theater, television, chamber music ensembles and jazz combos. Ben’s credits include tenured positions in numerous regional orchestras of the San Francisco Bay Area, performances at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, a European tour of “West Side Story”, performances with Different Strokes (a jazz strings duo), the Armadillo String Quartet on Princess Cruise Lines, the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra as well as musical engagements for private and corporate events.
He was also the Music Director of “Funky Fitness”, a TV show produced in San Francisco. Ben’s teaching experience includes positions as Instrumental Music Director, Artist in Residence, Strings Teaching Specialist, Chamber Music Coach, Cello Sectional Coach and Cello Instructor for numerous school districts, private schools, youth orchestras and community music schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the University of Arizona.