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Ben is a NYC-based musician who has been studying percussion since 1988, teaching drum lessons since 1997 and performing professionally since 1998.  He studied classical percussion at the James Madison School of Music with Todd Smith, played in the JMU Marching Royal Dukes drum line, studied piano and music theory under Vicki Walker. 

He has toured through out the United Sates and has performed in England, Ireland, Germany and Canada.

Core Competencies:

Drum Lessons, In Studio and Online

Session Percussion, Live and Studio

Beat Writing

Drum Tuning

Drum Head Illustration



Arjun Agarwala - Engineer (James Iha, Hole)

Peter Mavrogeorgis (Interpol, Nick Cave)

Terry Edelmann - SpaceJam Studios

Travis Harrison - BreakThru Radio

Daniel Kasshu

J. Tom Hnatow

Jonny Couch

Charles Burst - Seaside Lounge

Lisa Liu / Renminbi

Madam Robot and the Lust Brigade

The Gaslight Society

Chad Clarke (Inner Ear Studios, Beauty Pill)

The Art of Shooting

Carol Bui

The Alphabetical Order

Beanstalk Library

Viki Nova


DW 2002 Collectors Series Drums in Black Swirl

Ludwig Black Magic Joey Kramer Snare

DW 1990s Collectors Series Maple Snare

iW Drum Lites LEDs

Roland SPD-SX Sampling Pad with Kick Trigger

Roland KD-1 V-Drums

Shure SE120 In-Ear Monitors

Behringer 8-track Mixer

Zoom H2N Recorder

Zoom QH2n Video Recorder

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