Ben Riches – Guitar Lessons
About Ben Riches
Guitar lessons with resident Guitar Teacher, Ben Riches.
Ben is a multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and passionate teacher of guitar lessons. He has performed all over the world including South Africa, Iceland and in Switzerland at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival.
Winning awards for classical guitar at a young age, he went on to develop a keen ear for a vast range of music, taking influence from an eclectic mix of world music in particular.
As well as performing at venues all over the country with various bands, covering styles ranging from Jazz, Afrobeat, Hip-Hop and Rock, Ben also arranges and records music for various ensembles including those under his own direction. He has a passion for writing music, freelancing as a composer and arranger for large corporate companies such as The Woolmark Company, composing and arranging music for promotional videos and adverts; a number which have been used as part of the London Fashion Week.
Beginning his journey with music on the classical guitar (studying under the world renowned guitarist Mark Eden) and achieving a high distinction at Grade 8 at the age of 14, he went on to study Jazz at Leeds College of Music with some of the best guitarists in the UK including Jamie Taylor, Jannis Pavlidis and Ulrich Elbract, graduating in the Summer of 2013.
As a guitar teacher Ben loves nothing more than to share the wonderful experience and pleasure of music with his students, leading workshops, teaching guitar classes and guitar groups in schools and tutoring private guitar lessons in London.