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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 my undergraduate studies 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.

~ Ben


Soundcloud Exlusives

Soundcloud Exclusives are original musical works through which I've challenged myself creatively and have freely explored a more whimsical side of my artistic self. 


The works encompass a variety of musical instruments and genres, limited only by the moods I was in while creating them. In fact, guitar-centric instrumentations and original content (either composed or improvised) are the only elements that these works are guaranteed to have in common.


You might even say that this playlist is like a box of chocolates... (you never know what you're gonna get)

Album: "My Stage"

Released: 2012
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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."

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