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Ben Scholz

Ben Scholz is a drummer/percussionist who lives and works in Chicago. A native of Portland OR, Ben began studying classical piano at age 8 and continued his studies through college.

While attending high school and working as a sub in the Pacific Northwest music scene, Ben became interested in jazz. He was accepted to the University of North Texas where he studied with renowned jazz instructor Ed Soph. After graduating, Ben moved to Chicago and found success both as a performer and a teacher.

Living in Chicago has given him the opportunity to work with jazz innovators such as Aaron Neville, Roy Hargrove, and Bill Watrous. Ben frequently works in television and has appeared on MTV, WGN-9 and at Second City.

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”A thrilling roller coaster with intricate interplay.” 2013 Review “Shiny Metal Objects” -Dan Bilawsky
Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

Chicago, IL

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

Ben is currently accepting students in the north Chicagoland area. Students age 7 and older are welcome to study drumset and/or percussion at his studo. Depending on the student's individual level, lessons will focus on technique, style, sight-reading, and practice routines. Rates are $35 for 45 minutes. For scheduling information please contact Ben at 940-206-8045

Clinic/Workshop Information

Ben has held many clinics while on tour in the United States and Canada

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