Instruments: Guitar (electric and acoustic)
Levels: Intermediate to advanced
Ben Cohen received his first guitar at the age of 13, and has been addicted to it ever since. He has played both guitar and bass guitar in numerous bands around the Boston area. His current band is Lattermath, a progressive metal outfit in which he plays lead and rhythm guitar. At the age of 15, After having outgrown several previous teachers Ben began studying guitar with Berklee professor and one of the fastest guitarists in the world, Joe Stump. In 2004, Ben was awarded a Berklee Entering Student Talent Scholarship and began his studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Now 27 years-old, Ben is a graduate of Berklee, with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Music. In 2008, he attended Mattias “IA” Eklundh’s prestigious Freak Guitar Camp in Gothenburg, Sweden, studying with Mattias, who is widely considered to be one of the most innovative guitarists in the world today.
In 2000, Ben began to teach guitar lessons, and has been teaching passionately ever since, specializing in rock/metal, while also being well-versed in a diverse array of other styles. He has been teaching at Plugged In since 2005, and enjoys passing on wisdom gained from years of playing in professional bands to younger players. Ben continues to strive to push the limits of his playing, and encourages his students to do the same on their instruments, while maintaining a relaxed, anxiety-free teaching style that is focused on the individual goals of each student, no matter what the student’s level of experience and stylistic preferences might be.