Guitar & Ukulele Instructor
Mr. Ben is a passionate Washington native with many years of teaching and playing experience. As a guitarist and composer, Ben has been the mastermind behind many successful local bands and projects that have toured and released music. In addition to being a mentor and teacher to all ages and walks of life, Ben is knowledgeable of various other stringed instruments, genres, techniques, and theory. With 15 years of playing experience, many genres include pop, alternative, metal, jazz, bossa nova, blues and more. Upon graduating from The Art Institute of Seattle in 2013, Ben has since spent his time recording bands, playing shows, composing music, and traveling. Ben believes lessons should be fun and motivating—a vital part of learning and progress.
Guitar, Bass and Ukulele Instructor
Mr. Owen has been playing guitar professionally for over 30 years, covering various genres such as jazz, big band, rock, pop, and classical. Owen studied guitar and theory at the Bloom School of Jazz in Chicago for 8+ years and was the band leader for the jazz group “Q-Blue” which performed at various venues in Chicago. Since moving to Seattle in 2005, he has played guitar and bass in rock bands such as “Full Vinyl Jacket” (class rock cover band), “Daisy Wrench” and “Boxcar Tourists” (original indie rock). He also has been both a regular as well as substitute player for local big bands, including the MachOne Orchestra, Route 66 Big Band, Cascadia Big Band, Microsoft Big Band, Seattle Jazz Network, etc. Besides that, Mr. Owen also likes classical music and has been playing with a guitar/flute duet group “Duo Lyrico” that performs classical music at various events.