Ben has been playing guitar for 30 years. His love for playing is only second to his love to teach others to play.
He studied as a Music Major at Indiana University with a concentration in Classical Performance Guitar and received a BS in Accounting as well.
He has been teaching private music instruction for guitar, bass, drums, piano and vocal full-time professionally for almost 20 years and was in a band before his IU years. He was previously the Guitar I & II class teacher at Walter State Community College before teaching in Knoxville at a music store for several years.
Ben has played in bands and on worship teams for many years and has recorded several original acoustic worship CDs and is working on an original Christian alternative CD.
He is the director/founder of the Worship Training Center, a facility to encourage and unite the Christian youth musicians of the area.