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Ben Johnson

Applied Classical Guitar Instructor

Ben Johnson
Contact Info
Office:
AM 161

Bio

As an active performer and teacher Mr. Johnson currently serves as the Classical Guitar professor at CSU-Pueblo.  He has also taught in after school programs at the Weld Opportunity High School in Greeley, CO, workshops such as Camp Jam, and private lessons at the state’s largest and finest guitar retailers.  Mr. Johnson has had the opportunity to perform in many master classes with some of the most renowned guitarists in the world including Paul Galbraith, Judicael Perroy, Nikita Koshkin, Simone Fontanelli, and Wulfin Lieske.  He also received his undergrad training under the internationally renowned guitarist Jonathan Leathwood and his graduate training from Ricardo Iznaola, one of the most sought after guitar pedagogues in the world.  Mr. Johnson has worked with several composers such as Stephen Goss, Chappell Kingsland, and Nicolas Deyoe.  He performed the world premier of two guitar preludes by Nicolas Deyoe and assisted Chappell Kingsland and Safonia, a women’s vocal ensemble, on a Christmas album in 2006.  He also has released a solo album entitled Art of Guitar in 2003.  His guitar duo, Duo Soledad, took home the top prize for professional ensembles at the Guitar Ensemble Competition at the University of Texas, Brownsville in 2008.  When he is not performing or teaching he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
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