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Ben Sherman Classical Guitar

Frederick , MD
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Baltimore, MD US (map)

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410-259-4982

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ABOUT US

Classically trained, award-winning musician with a repertoire that ranges from Pachelbel and Bach to pop, rock and jazz, Ben has over 30 years experience performing solo guitar in MD,... Read more
Classically trained, award-winning musician with a repertoire that ranges from Pachelbel and Bach to pop, rock and jazz, Ben has over 30 years experience performing solo guitar in MD, northern VA, south central PA, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Annapolis, Frederick, York, Gettysburg and Harrisburg. Ben is equally at home playing music outdoors or in, formal or casual; his guitar will set the perfect tone for your wedding, reception, corporate or special event.

Please visit Ben's classical website: www.benshermanclassicalguitar.com to hear sound clips and watch video.

Ben's background includes ten years of intensive guitar studies and a degree from Towson State University in classical guitar performance. Ben has maintained a commitment to classical music throughout his career. This has allowed him many exciting and varied performing opportunities, including a long running weekly engagement at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. D.C. in 2004.

Ben is a full-time free-lance musician and has performed thousands of gigs in the Maryland-D.C-Virginia area over the years, in a broad variety of styles. His professional activities also include a full-time teaching schedule and a recording career, having produced two CDs of original jazz-rock music. His first guitar instruction book is currently in production.

Ben has been honored many times for his achievements on the guitar, including a feature in Guitar Player magazine and winning Best Instrumental Musician in the Music Monthly Readers' Poll. Information about all of Ben's diverse projects can be found at his website: www.benshermanguitar.com

Since 1987 Ben has been part of the Lindon-Sherman Flute and Guitar Duo, performing at hundreds of weddings and special events. The Duo's CD, "A Wedding Sampler," features over 60 minutes of classical and light pop music. For more info on the duo, please visit www.myspace.com/lindonshermanduo Read less
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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Solo
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3
What instruments does your group play?
Guitar
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Sample Performances

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Amanda
Wedding:
10/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Ben was amazing and so helpful throughout our wedding planning period. My husband and I were unaware about having mics for the ceremony initially and Ben helped explain exactly what we may need, want and found all of the equipment. For a small additional fee, he provided it all and set it up before the ceremony. It was seamless and never have done something like this before we were really appreciative of his help! Ben is also amazing at responding promptly and will notify you if he needs something. Nothing goes unnoticed with Ben Sherman and the guests have been talking about how amazing he was ever since! He played classical guitar at our wedding ceremony and acoustics with singing for our cocktail hour. He knows so much more than the traditional wedding tunes as well, which is a huge plus!
Ben was amazing and so helpful throughout our wedding planning period. My husband and I were unaware about having mics for Read more...
Ben was amazing and so helpful throughout our wedding planning period. My husband and I were unaware about having mics for the ceremony initially and Ben helped explain exactly what we may need, want and found all of the equipment. For a small additional fee, he provided it all and set it up before the ceremony. It was seamless and never have done something like this before we were really appreciative of his help! Ben is also amazing at responding promptly and will notify you if he needs something. Nothing goes unnoticed with Ben Sherman and the guests have been talking about how amazing he was ever since! He played classical guitar at our wedding ceremony and acoustics with singing for our cocktail hour. He knows so much more than the traditional wedding tunes as well, which is a huge plus! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ben Sherman is a very talented performer. We found him by looking for a guitarist for our ceremony. I quickly realized he was a main stay in the local music scene. His price and talent was so great we decided to have him for the cocktail and reception as well as the ceremony. He has a very diverse song list and he even offered to learn a song or two for us. He was very involved and organized while prepping for the day. We discussed all the details and fine tuned the song choices for our ceremony until the last day! He has many music samples on his web site and even offered some other videos to show arrangement examples.
On the day of Ben showed up early and brought a very adequate set up for our space. His playing during the ceremony brought tears to most peoples eyes. After the ceremony he switched gears and Ben sang and played a bunch of songs to entertain the guests during the cocktail hour.. He did another set after our dances and brunch. We even danced to some tunes! HE provided the perfect background music for our early afternoon affair. Ben was even kind enough to let me use his guitar to serenade my wife on our day.. That made the day even more special. I would recommend him to any one looking for a detail oriented, responsible and extremely talented and flexible musician.
Ben Sherman is a very talented performer. We found him by looking for a guitarist for our ceremony. I quickly realized he Read more...
Ben Sherman is a very talented performer. We found him by looking for a guitarist for our ceremony. I quickly realized he was a main stay in the local music scene. His price and talent was so great we decided to have him for the cocktail and reception as well as the ceremony. He has a very diverse song list and he even offered to learn a song or two for us. He was very involved and organized while prepping for the day. We discussed all the details and fine tuned the song choices for our ceremony until the last day! He has many music samples on his web site and even offered some other videos to show arrangement examples.
On the day of Ben showed up early and brought a very adequate set up for our space. His playing during the ceremony brought tears to most peoples eyes. After the ceremony he switched gears and Ben sang and played a bunch of songs to entertain the guests during the cocktail hour.. He did another set after our dances and brunch. We even danced to some tunes! HE provided the perfect background music for our early afternoon affair. Ben was even kind enough to let me use his guitar to serenade my wife on our day.. That made the day even more special. I would recommend him to any one looking for a detail oriented, responsible and extremely talented and flexible musician. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was held in September at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and Ben Sherman, my uncle, was the guitarist for the ceremony. Of course Ben is family, but he was just as professional, flexible and helpful as I would expect of any musician playing for our important day. From the moment we started preparing for the wedding, he treated us with the importance of any one of his clients and made sure everything was to our liking. In terms of the music itself- we cannot recommend Ben enough. The music he creates is absolutely beautiful, soulful, and comes so naturally. The air is filled with such beauty when he plays and it creates such a special atmosphere. Our guests kept coming up to us throughout the evening and even days after the wedding to compliment Ben’s music. He is an absolutely incredible musician and was a pleasure to work with. Speaking not only as family, but as bride and groom, there is absolutely no one we would more highly recommend if you want to most beautiful music for your special day.
Our wedding was held in September at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and Ben Sherman, my uncle, was the guitarist for the Read more...
Our wedding was held in September at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and Ben Sherman, my uncle, was the guitarist for the ceremony. Of course Ben is family, but he was just as professional, flexible and helpful as I would expect of any musician playing for our important day. From the moment we started preparing for the wedding, he treated us with the importance of any one of his clients and made sure everything was to our liking. In terms of the music itself- we cannot recommend Ben enough. The music he creates is absolutely beautiful, soulful, and comes so naturally. The air is filled with such beauty when he plays and it creates such a special atmosphere. Our guests kept coming up to us throughout the evening and even days after the wedding to compliment Ben’s music. He is an absolutely incredible musician and was a pleasure to work with. Speaking not only as family, but as bride and groom, there is absolutely no one we would more highly recommend if you want to most beautiful music for your special day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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bumble burgh
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Ben was exceptionally professional and helpful through the whole planning process. He provided music suggestions when asked and worked with us on timing and execution to ensure everything was done to our satisfaction.

We highly recommend him for your next event.
Ben was exceptionally professional and helpful through the whole planning process. He provided music suggestions when Read more...
Ben was exceptionally professional and helpful through the whole planning process. He provided music suggestions when asked and worked with us on timing and execution to ensure everything was done to our satisfaction.

We highly recommend him for your next event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Meagan
Wedding:
9/4/2015
5.0/5.0
We had Ben play ceremony and cocktail hour music for our September wedding and to say we were satisfied is an understatement! He was very easy to communicate with, willing to learn songs or adjust them to our liking and willingness to travel was amazing! If you are looking to have a guitarist for your wedding, do not hesitate! Ben is the best there is and his talent is outstanding! I will be recommending him for sure!

Thanks Ben!
We had Ben play ceremony and cocktail hour music for our September wedding and to say we were satisfied is an Read more...
We had Ben play ceremony and cocktail hour music for our September wedding and to say we were satisfied is an understatement! He was very easy to communicate with, willing to learn songs or adjust them to our liking and willingness to travel was amazing! If you are looking to have a guitarist for your wedding, do not hesitate! Ben is the best there is and his talent is outstanding! I will be recommending him for sure!

Thanks Ben! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Matthew
Wedding:
8/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Ben was awesome! Every song we asked if he could play, regardless if he had heard it or not, he was able to learn and show us how it sounded before moving forward. He even took a song we wanted and slowed it down for us at our request. His music as the background for the ceremony made our day perfect and we couldn't envision it without his help. Highly recommend!
Ben was awesome! Every song we asked if he could play, regardless if he had heard it or not, he was able to learn and show Read more...
Ben was awesome! Every song we asked if he could play, regardless if he had heard it or not, he was able to learn and show us how it sounded before moving forward. He even took a song we wanted and slowed it down for us at our request. His music as the background for the ceremony made our day perfect and we couldn't envision it without his help. Highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ben played for our outdoor wedding ceremony and the music was absolutely beautiful. I really enjoyed working with Ben prior to the wedding as he was very responsive, professional, insightful, and provided great recommendations for music selections. Ben was also quite flexible with non-traditional aspects of our ceremony and our special requests. We were truly delighted and grateful that Ben could play for our wedding and highly recommend him.
Ben played for our outdoor wedding ceremony and the music was absolutely beautiful. I really enjoyed working with Ben Read more...
Ben played for our outdoor wedding ceremony and the music was absolutely beautiful. I really enjoyed working with Ben prior to the wedding as he was very responsive, professional, insightful, and provided great recommendations for music selections. Ben was also quite flexible with non-traditional aspects of our ceremony and our special requests. We were truly delighted and grateful that Ben could play for our wedding and highly recommend him. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We hired Ben to play during the cocktail hour and for the ceremony as well at my daughter's wedding. He was a pleasure to work with. The wedding was pretty low key and we just asked Ben to play what he wanted with the exception of two songs during the ceremony. He really came through. The music was appropriate and beautiful. I have since had at least two people ask for his name. I would certainly use him again if we had another event.
We hired Ben to play during the cocktail hour and for the ceremony as well at my daughter's wedding. He was a pleasure to Read more...
We hired Ben to play during the cocktail hour and for the ceremony as well at my daughter's wedding. He was a pleasure to work with. The wedding was pretty low key and we just asked Ben to play what he wanted with the exception of two songs during the ceremony. He really came through. The music was appropriate and beautiful. I have since had at least two people ask for his name. I would certainly use him again if we had another event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mr. Sherman was a pleasure to work with and he played beautifully. Many guests told me how much they enjoyed his performance. He even learned a special song for us and played it twice throughout the evening for us.
Mr. Sherman was a pleasure to work with and he played beautifully. Many guests told me how much they enjoyed his Read more...
Mr. Sherman was a pleasure to work with and he played beautifully. Many guests told me how much they enjoyed his performance. He even learned a special song for us and played it twice throughout the evening for us. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Adrianne
Wedding:
6/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Ben was terrific to deal with, completely reliable, and incredibly talented. I would highly recommend him for any wedding. He played at the ceremony and cocktail hour. I know that he does a lot of classical music for weddings, however, we wanted some acoustic rock. He is so versatile. When we put together a play list off his list of songs, he seemed genuinely excited. When he started playing, we thought oh wow, here we go, after all of this planning. We looked at each other and said he sounds terrific. Then he learned the song that we walked down the aisle to, Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney. He sounded so amazing that it started us off down the aisle grinning from ear to ear. He was timely, dependable. He was so accommodating. We had an outside venue and the cocktail hour was in a garden farther away, and the historic property had many sound amplification limitations. He went and bought a special battery operated amp at no charge for us. The guests loved him. It set the tone for the whole day, relaxed and fun, while being elegant. He made our wedding feel like us, not like some generic wedding where you hear the same music. He's the best. Hire him right away.
Christy and Adrianne
Ben was terrific to deal with, completely reliable, and incredibly talented. I would highly recommend him for any wedding. Read more...
Ben was terrific to deal with, completely reliable, and incredibly talented. I would highly recommend him for any wedding. He played at the ceremony and cocktail hour. I know that he does a lot of classical music for weddings, however, we wanted some acoustic rock. He is so versatile. When we put together a play list off his list of songs, he seemed genuinely excited. When he started playing, we thought oh wow, here we go, after all of this planning. We looked at each other and said he sounds terrific. Then he learned the song that we walked down the aisle to, Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney. He sounded so amazing that it started us off down the aisle grinning from ear to ear. He was timely, dependable. He was so accommodating. We had an outside venue and the cocktail hour was in a garden farther away, and the historic property had many sound amplification limitations. He went and bought a special battery operated amp at no charge for us. The guests loved him. It set the tone for the whole day, relaxed and fun, while being elegant. He made our wedding feel like us, not like some generic wedding where you hear the same music. He's the best. Hire him right away.
Christy and Adrianne Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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