"Working with Ben is an absolute pleasure. He is not only a gifted engineer, but a passionate educator as well. He brought an enthusiasm to each week's class that made me excited to come back week after week, and consistently demonstrated a remarkable ability to express complicated ideas in a highly accessible manner. Never content to leave students with a limited understanding of his course's subject matter, Ben always pushed me to not only understand how to do something, but to understand how and why that something worked. Ben also challenged me to consider how to properly apply all concepts learned in a real world environment, with real clients. At the end of his program, I felt exceedingly prepared to set off on my own and apply what I had learned in a professional context. I can't think of a higher compliment than that. "
-Sam Waymire - Owner & Founder, Rotted One Note Sound, Asheville, NC
“Taking classes with Ben has been an incredible opportunity. The one-on-one structure made the class flexible enough to work on general concepts as well as focusing on the skills that I wanted to practice. Being able to assist in professional recording sessions also helped immensely in cementing everything I had learned. Ben did a great job of not only guiding me through the technical principles behind recording but also helping me put those skills into the context of the big picture of the music being created. Beyond the curriculum, he creates a recording environment that makes the studio feel much less daunting and a little more like home. He has a wonderful guiding philosophy and ethic that make learning from him and working with him a great experience.”
-Elisa BInger - Black Cat, WMUC