Benjamin W. Smith is a pianist and improvisor and earned a Bachelors in Music Theory from the Manhattan School of Music. Ben has private music students in music theory and improvisation and has taught music theory and music appreciation at colleges and private high schools.
Ben is passionate about personal empowerment through discovery, creativity, and play, the organic process of creative unfolding, exploring music improvisation in various cultures in the world and global music as a gateway to diverse cultures. He likes to keep things joyful, cooperative and open to people of all levels of experience. Ben encourages people through modeling and creating safe spaces to reach deeply within to express themselves.