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Teacher Spotlight: Ben Yuscavage

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Teacher Spotlight: Ben Yuscavage

by Charise

Introducing our Percussion Expert Ben Yuscavage!

Ben has been teaching with Music & Arts in Southington, CT when we first opened our doors back in 2018.

Ben is a local percussionist based in Terryville, CT. He currrently teaches band, orchestra, and music technology in a public school district. As a graduate from the University of Hartford's The Hartt School and the University's Honors Program, he has performed in a wide variety of ensembles such as wind ensembles, orchestras, percussion ensembles, marching bands, chamber groups, and steel bands. Having performed in venues across CT, he earned the Al Lepak Award in 2018, and was named the WVIA Artist of the Week in 2014!

As a teacher, Ben's style of teaching focuses on the fundamentals of percussion playing while also developing a love of music from all genres. Rudimental and orchestral drumming, jazz, pop, rock, Latin, commercial media, world music, and more all are incorporated to give students a full understanding of the music around us.

Students can perform on drum set, snare drum, bells, auxiliary percussion, and more. In addition, music theory and history are learned along the way and one's musicality will grow as lessons continue. Finally, students will be able to maintain their equipment and learn how to get a wide range of sounds using their sticks and mallets.

Ben teaches with us on In-Store on Tuesdays and Online on Saturdays. 

To schedule a Free Trial Lesson, please call at 860-276-5861 or you can request lessons online at: https://stores.musicarts.com/experts/benjamin-y-2