Ben first discovered his love for music theory and classical guitar under the guidance of world-class classical guitar player Fred Benedetti at Grossmont College. He went on to graduate from San Diego State University with a degree in Music Education. During his time at San Diego State University, he gained extensive hands-on experience conducting, composing, and performing on almost every orchestral and wind band instrument. He continues to develop his passion for music by creating and directing well-rounded, insightful and meaningful music program for RMC's partner elementary schools. Ben brings his enthusiasm and love for music to every class and every lesson.