With a BM in Jazz Violin Performance from Manhattan School of Music (2015), Benjamin Sutin is a sought after jazz/latin jazz/klezmer/rock violinist and music educator throughout the greater NYC area, performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater and appearing on a Grammy Nominated album. He’s additionally released two albums of his own as a leader with his Jazz/Klezmer fusion band, Klazz-Ma-Tazz.
Music education has been a passionate and integral part of Benjamin’s life from an early age. He has experience teaching private and group lessons to students of all levels and ages for approximately ten years, including students on the autism spectrum, specializing in private instruction, jazz strings, beginning to intermediate classical violin/viola and beginning piano and music theory/composition.
Lessons always focus on fun and effective practicing techniques, music theory and exciting yet demanding approaches to instrumental technique including tone production, intonation, phrasing, articulation and musical expression. Regardless of style, level, instrument or students goals, instruction is always catered to the specific needs and personality of each student and developing their unique musical voice while providing a learning environment full of passion, excitement and challenging yet positive encouragement. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing the weekly progress, growth and joy emanating from students.
In addition to being on faculty at Greenwich House Music School, Benjamin runs a successful private teaching studio throughout the greater NYC area. His students have been admitted to LaGuardia High School, Special Music School, NYSSMA, High School Jazz Academy, ISO, YoungArts Merit Award and New England Conservatory.