Ben Beaver has been playing the drums since 2000. His first real job was as a stage tech at THE GARAGE in Burnsville, MN, where he was responsible for setting up band gear, booking bands, and helping run sound. Ben has spent the last nine years as a performance artist, vocalist and drummer in local MN based cover and original bands, and he also spent one year as a roadie, drum tech, and stage tech for a Pink Floyd Tribute act.
Ben’s drumming is influenced by John Bonham, Nick Mason, Danny Carey, Mick Fleetwood, and Phil Collins. Some of his favorite bands include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Tool, Soundgarden, Allman Brothers, and Black Crowes.
Ben has many hobbies and interests, such as games, stand-up comedy, martial arts, dogs, and being outside in nature. He even spent several years as a blackjack and poker dealer!
“My passion for music and my hands on, real world approach to teaching would help enable students to learn a variety of musical and life skills while developing their skills as a drummer, in order to become optimal band leaders, time keepers, composers… and have a really great time making sounds by hitting things with sticks!”
Geographic areas served
In home lessons in a 25 mile radius of Chaska and on site at the Opus studios in New Hope and Robbinsdale.
- $30 / half hour lesson
- $5 more per in home lesson
Please try to give as much notice as possible if you need to cancel a lesson. Ben will always try to be flexible and work with you to schedule a makeup lesson in the event you need to cancel. Lessons canceled with less than 24 hours notice may not be subject to a makeup lesson and will be considered a paid lesson. Ben will do his best to be flexible in the event of short notice emergencies or inclement weather.
If Ben needs to cancel a lesson for any reason, he will notify you as far in advance as possible, and work with you to schedule a makeup lesson.