About Ben Yuscavage
Get to know Ben Yuscavage
Hello! My name is Ben Yuscavage and I’m a percussionist and pianist from Terryville, CT. I’ve been teaching at Southington Music & Arts since the store opened in 2018. I love to teach different styles and genres of music to help introduce music from around the world.
I graduated from the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School in 2019 and I’m currently teaching band and orchestra in a public school. I’ve performed in wind ensembles, orchestras, percussion ensembles, marching bands, rock bands, and many more groups. I have over 20 years of experience, starting when my mom asked if I wanted to take piano lessons like my siblings. I’ve been having fun and making music ever since!
During lessons, we’ll learn fundamentals of music and of the instrument and incorporate music that you enjoy into lessons. We will work together to make goals to work towards mastery. I believe in developing the whole musician by teaching all components of music and the culture behind the music. I teach students of all ages (it’s never too late to try!) and at any ability level.
I can recommend music books or work with yours, and we often perform with recordings in lessons. We often have recitals showcasing student work in the store and have a full drum set in our sound-proof studio. I’m happy to do trial lessons so we can meet and play some good music together!
Outside of teaching, I’m passionate about video games and the music from them, learning new instruments, rewatching sitcoms on Netflix, playing with my dogs and cat, and planning more DisneyWorld vacations.