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Ben Parker

Christchurch
Guitar Lessons | Ukulele Lessons | Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Music CPIT Jazz School, Diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production (MAINZ)
  • Pricing: Weekly Lessons: $35 for 30 mins, $50 for 50 mins. Double (you + another person) lessons also available (visit www.benparker.co.nz for more info)
  • Styles: Rock, Blues, Pop e.t.c. Acoustic and Electric
  • Suitability: Ages 8 and above

Bio

Since the age of 9, Ben has either been learning about music or playing it. Having been in a number of performing bands, he has played a wide variety of music including rock, blues, reggae, folk and jazz.

Starting out on the piano, he made the switch to guitar at the age of 13. During his teens he was in successful bands gaining placings in Smokefree Rockquest and entering other competitions such as Battle of the Bands. His bands had regular gigs at popular bars around Christchurch and has opened for groups such as Salmonella Dub, Fur Patrol and Che Fu. He has also spent many hours in the recording studio.

After his teen years, Ben’s focus shifted and more of an emphasis was put on the education side of music.He has completed a Bachelor of Musical Arts (jazz) at CPIT Jazz School. He also has a MAINZ Diploma in Audio Engineering and Music Production.

He has experience teaching students of all ages, including children. He thrives on helping others to achieve their musical goals and helping them enjoy music as much as he does.

Teaching Info

Learning an instrument should always be a positive and enjoyable experience. My teaching style is relaxed and accommodating, yet very thorough. I believe a positive learning environment is essential for getting the most out of a lesson.

Lessons are always tailored to suit the your type of music you want to learn and the speed you want to learn it.

Along with teaching the guitar, I can also incorporate:

Music theory (up to an advanced level)
Composition (writing your own music)
Improvisation (soloing)
Ear training
Basic reading

I can also offer these as a stand-alone service.

My teaching studio is located in a residential home in Belfast (10km north of the CBD).

12pm – 9pm Monday – Thursday
11am – 6.30pm Friday

Visit http://www.benparker.co.nz