Philadelpia Bass Teachers
Benjamin Kutner-Duff started his musical adventure in the Philadelphia at age 11. His passion for performance and improvisation lead him quickly to the study of Rock music and Jazz harmony. He discovered his passion for teaching soon thereafter and began teaching music to the neighborhood children in his teens as a way of making some pocket change. While teaching in high school, Benjamin started his first band, playing the improvisational rock music he admired for so many years.
Benjamin took his love of the craft to Boston, where he studied at the Berklee College of Music. Honing his skills, he graduated in three all too short years to return to Philadelphia and take his love of music to the next level by adding the drum set to his repertoire of instruments. Benjamin started playing as a drummer full time in his band, Swwik. There is nothing Benjamin loves more than to see the growth and progress of his students and the musical community into which he invests himself.
As a Bass and Guitar instructor with over 30 years in music, Paul Galdi brings real world experience along with the fundamentals needed to help students reach their individual goals. This knowledge is acquired not just from the many great teachers he has had personally, but from countless performances in a myriad of venues playing many different styles of music, from playing with recording artists to gigging on a regular basis in local bands in the Philadelphia area.
As an experienced teacher, Paul strives to understand the goals of the individual and formulates a plan specific to that student's needs. He pinpoints trouble areas and is able to help the student break down how to get past the hurdles we have all faced as musicians in trying to reach higher levels of playing. He instills confidence and gets the student to enjoy the process and the journey of learning their chosen instrument.