Ben Shanblatt

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Jazz Composition, Jazz Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Piano, Rock Guitar, Songwriting

Lesson Fees
from $50.00 / 30 Minutes


Ben Shanblatt is a guitarist, composer, and educator based in New York City. He is a recent graduate of The New School, earning a BFA in jazz guitar performance in the spring of 2022. He has been an educator in the New Jersey/New York area since 2015, beginning his professional teaching career during his high school years. Ben has taught musical fundamentals, theory, composition, and more to students of all ages and levels of ability, enabling students to deepen their connection to the music they love. At 22 years old, Ben is quickly becoming a sought-after sideman in the NYC music scene. Recognized as a highly versatile guitarist, he has performed in legendary New York venues including The Bitter End, The Knitting Factory, Piano’s, The Cutting Room, among many others. In his own work, Ben seeks to fuse the vocabulary of Bebop and modern Jazz with the sonic textures of Rock and Roll. Ben has also worked as a musical director and was nominated for two awards on for his work on original productions of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet. 

My teaching style is entirely student-centered. I take a highly personalized approach with each and every student to ensure they reach their highest musical aspirations. Whether you have never learned music before or you are a seasoned professional, the focus of our lessons will be entirely focused on your interests! Whatever your stylistic interests or goals are, I also like to put an emphasis on practical skills in my lessons, as there are certain things you will need to be prepared for in the world of music, regardless of your level of involvement. In my lessons, I balance the fun of playing music with style-specific skills and technical fundamentals, to ensure that no stone is left unturned on your musical journey! Playing music is a deeply fulfilling and special endeavor, I look forward to helping you get in touch with the gift of music! 

The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music - BFA (Expected Graduation May 2022)

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