Ben Crowder

Joseph Barker

Trombone, guitar and piano teacher

Benjamin graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in music. While at Ohio State, he performed as a member and squad leader in The Ohio State University Marching Band, the OSU Jazz Ensemble, Art Blakey Jazz Combo, the OSU Symphonic Band and several other groups in the OSU School of Music. He performs frequently with Vaughn Weister’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, the Rick Brunetto Big Band, and has also performed with the Columbus and Cleveland Jazz Orchestras. He is a key member of several Columbus acts, including The Bluewater Kings, Al Son del Iya and The Big Badd, and continues to do freelance work in Columbus and the surrounding areas.

Benjamin firmly believes that the ability to understand and create music is a universal trait present in all human beings, and within all of us is a master artist waiting to emerge. He hopes to awaken in his students a sense of passion and a can-do attitude when it comes to learning to play music of all varieties!