Born in Burbank, California, Benjamin grew up in a family of talented multi-instrumentalists, and began studying music at the age of 5. After years of studying piano, saxophone, drums, he picked up a guitar for the first time and hasn’t looked back since. In 2013, he was accepted into the Class of 2017 at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. and graduated from Berklee in 2017 with a BA in Contemporary Writing & Production. Throughout his time there, Ben regularly performed and recorded alongside great musicians in a wide variety of genres, and became well-versed in classical and popular contemporary music styles.
Having stylistic roots as a rock, pop, blues, funk, and fingerstyle player, Ben’s guitar style and sources of inspiration can be accredited to some of the guitar greats, and notes direct influence from players such as Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, Eddie Hazel, Tommy Emmanuel, and Eddie Van Halen. Even with being a rocker at heart, Ben has professional experience playing a wide variety of styles such as country, classical, jazz, bluegrass, and gospel.
Based in Los Angeles, Ben works regularly as an electric and acoustic guitarist for performances and recording sessions, and teaches private instruction online and throughout the LA area. He is currently on a national tour with Cirque Musica: Holiday Wishes. He also works as a contributing composer for music-advertising agencies, and works as a freelance writer for all styles of music for multimedia.