TEACHING

Now announcing Benjamin's first annual virtual jazz string camp, Swingin' Strings, running from Monday, August 10th to Friday, august 14th. Please click here for more information and registration!

Benjamin has been teaching private and group violin, viola and piano students of all levels and ages for over eight years. He has experience teaching students on the autism spectrum and specializes in his own unique individualized variant several methods, including Suzuki, with a focus on tone production, intonation, music theory, creative problem solving regarding technical advancement in intermediate classical students as well as beginning to intermediate instruction in jazz and improvisation on stringed instruments and beginning to intermediate piano. Jazz instruction includes philosophical approaches to groove based bowing, mastering the fingerboard, crafting creative and melodic improvisations and an intensive on music theory and harmony. Fundamental composition and arranging techniques are taught to all advance students. Every lesson, regardless of style, level or instrument, is catered to the specific needs and personality of each individual student, creating a challenging yet positive and encouraging learning environment for all students. Student success includes admission into Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, New School of Jazz, USC, Miami Frost, Oberlin, LaGuardia High School, Special Music School, NYSSMA, High School Jazz Academy, ISO, YoungArts Merit Award, and more. 

Benjamin is currently on faculty at Greenwich House Music School as a substitute violin and piano instructor and as a Teaching Artist for Bronx Arts Ensemble. He is also available for hire as a touring jazz and improvising string clinician as well as virtual and in-person lessons in jazz violin, violin, piano, theory or composition in the greater NYC area via his traveling private studio.

Private in-home or virtual teaching rates for all violin lessons (including jazz) are as follows. Please contact regarding temporary discounts offered to new virtual students during Coivd-19. 

30 min lesson - $50.00

45 min lesson - $65.00

60 min lesson - $80.00

90 min lesson - $100.00 

Private in-home or virtual teaching rates for piano, theory, or composition lessons are as follows. Please contact regarding temporary discounts offered to new virtual students during Coivd-19.

30 min lesson - $40.00

45 min lesson - $50.00

60 min lesson - $60.00

All prices are subject to an increase depending on distance of travel to your home. Please inquire about clinic and workshop rates as well as how to set up virtual lessons via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or Stringmasters.com.

For more information, please view Benjamin's teaching resume below and feel free to contact him anytime at bensutinmusic@gmail.com to set up a 1 hour trial lesson and consultation at a discounted rate of $65 (violin) or $50 (piano, etc).

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