Ben Lahring

guitarist

Whenever I meet someone new, I'm invariably asked the same question:

"Where is your accent from?"

  

Born in Canada and raised on the tropical northern coast of Australia, I've lived a nomadic life and called many cities my home - a diversity of life experience which is reflected in the music I create.

 

I now call Calgary home, making music in the shadow of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. To borrow a phrase from a namesake artist I greatly admire,

"peace, love and guitars!"

                   ~B

Whenever I meet someone new, I'm invariably asked the same question: "Where is your accent from?" 

  

Born in Canada and raised on the tropical northern coast of Australia, I've lived a nomadic life and called many cities my home - a diversity of life experience which is reflected in the music I create. Upon completing a music degree in Sydney, Australia, I took my guitar to New York City where I lived in Brooklyn for several years, teaching, performing, having adventures.

Over the last couple of decades I've performed classical recitals,

     gigged with soul singers and rock bands, conducted orchestras and

         choirs, played weddings, birthdays and funerals, and even worked

          in churches as music director and worship pastor. Through it all

          I've taught countless guitar lessons in schools, studios and

                private residences, doing everything I can to share the joy of

                         music and fan to flame the creative spark that lives

                           in each of              us.

                                                      I now call Calgary home, making                                                           music in the shadow of the majestic 

                                        Canadian Rocky Mountains. To borrow a 

                                   phrase from a namesake artist I greatly admire,

                           "peace, love and guitars!"

                                                                                    ~B

 
 
 
 

All the world’s a stage,

And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts,

His acts being seven ages.

- Shakespeare (As You Like It, Act II)

"The latin works also sound right up Lahring’s alley as he has a natural feel for the music and presents them honestly and playfully. Lahring pulls off a sincere performance nicely."

review from www.thisisclassicalguitar.com

LESSONS

Full Member: Alberta Registered Music Teacher's Association

I've had great success as a teacher because I encourage my students from a perspective of how they think, not just what they think. Recognizing that every person is unique, I'll often use or borrow from different books (or other media) to relate to individual students. 

I encourage and prepare my guitar students to complete Royal Conservatory Theory and Performance Examinations up to at least a grade 5 level because of the resulting practice habits, right hand finger technique, reading skills and global recognition of their achievement. I find these invaluable for increasing student proficiency through well-rounded musical development, and am careful as a teacher to guide my students through this process in a manner which serves to increase their enjoyment of music and of the guitar. 

I primarily teach in NW Calgary and am happy to schedule a free meet-and-greet with students and parents considering lessons.

 
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