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Ben Sherman Classical Guitar

Frederick , MD

LOCATION

Baltimore, MD US (map)

PHONE

410-259-4982

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Ben Sherman is an award-winning guitarist with over 30 years experience performing solo guitar for weddings and special events. Ben is classically trained but also has equally long... Read more
Ben Sherman is an award-winning guitarist with over 30 years experience performing solo guitar for weddings and special events. Ben is classically trained but also has equally long professional experience playing (and often singing) in many other styles. His extensive musical skill set makes him unique in his ability to adapt literally any style of music to solo guitar, from classical to contemporary, from jazz to country, from classic rock to classic pop. Whatever music has special meaning for you, Ben will be able to play it! Check out my audio and video samples in the VIDEO section further down on this page.

Ben studied classical music, with five years of intensive training at Towson University, and is a member of the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society. He's been a full-time working musician since the 1980's, playing thousands of gigs in many different formats, releasing two CDs, and earning multiple honors and awards. As a result, Ben has also had a long second career as a private guitar instructor, much in demand by beginners and experienced professionals alike.

Ben is totally comfortable playing in any setting, outdoors or in, from rural farms to downtown hotels, formal or casual. He is accessible for events in MD, Washington D.C., northern VA, and south central PA. After all these years, Ben still loves what he does and enjoys every minute of providing his clients with exactly the kind of music they want to make their day perfect.
Email Ben for a free consultation and price quote at benshermanguitar@gmail.com. Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist
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, Microphones, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System, Vocals

REVIEWS

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Dagan
Wedding:
4/23/2017
5.0/5.0
Ben was absolutely wonderful! We had a smaller wedding my wife and I planned ourselves without the benefit of a wedding planner. That being said, we had several changes in itinerary as the planning phase of the wedding moved forward. Throughout the whole process Ben was incredibly patient and accommodating to our changing needs. And on the day of he was prompt and professional. His performance was outstanding. He had arranged and played a special request (our favorite song) during our recessional that was gorgeous. His other music during the ceremony and cocktail hour was likewise beautiful. He was a highlight of our special day. I can't recommend him enough!
Ben was absolutely wonderful! We had a smaller wedding my wife and I planned ourselves without the benefit of a wedding Read more...
Ben was absolutely wonderful! We had a smaller wedding my wife and I planned ourselves without the benefit of a wedding planner. That being said, we had several changes in itinerary as the planning phase of the wedding moved forward. Throughout the whole process Ben was incredibly patient and accommodating to our changing needs. And on the day of he was prompt and professional. His performance was outstanding. He had arranged and played a special request (our favorite song) during our recessional that was gorgeous. His other music during the ceremony and cocktail hour was likewise beautiful. He was a highlight of our special day. I can't recommend him enough! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sharon
Wedding:
3/26/2017
5.0/5.0
Our family is a very musical family, and we were looking for a classical guitarist for our daughter's intimate wedding at Morais Vineyard and Winery in Bealeton VA. At our request, Ben provided a lengthy classical prelude that displayed outstanding musical artistry, and managed to calm our daughter as she waited listening for the wedding to begin (a little Handel and Bach can soothe the nerves - i highly recommend this!) In addition to the classical prelude, Ben played "A Thousand Years" for the processional and "Here Comes the Sun" for the recessional - flexible repertoire and all done so well. He brought his own amplification - sending the music out though the outdoor space to those listening from afar. Ben was professional, came early to set up and was everything our musical family hoped for!
Our family is a very musical family, and we were looking for a classical guitarist for our daughter's intimate wedding at Read more...
Our family is a very musical family, and we were looking for a classical guitarist for our daughter's intimate wedding at Morais Vineyard and Winery in Bealeton VA. At our request, Ben provided a lengthy classical prelude that displayed outstanding musical artistry, and managed to calm our daughter as she waited listening for the wedding to begin (a little Handel and Bach can soothe the nerves - i highly recommend this!) In addition to the classical prelude, Ben played "A Thousand Years" for the processional and "Here Comes the Sun" for the recessional - flexible repertoire and all done so well. He brought his own amplification - sending the music out though the outdoor space to those listening from afar. Ben was professional, came early to set up and was everything our musical family hoped for! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Heather
Wedding:
12/31/2016
5.0/5.0
To anyone looking for a guitarist for their wedding or cocktail hour, I highly recommend Ben. He is so very talented, can play a wide range of classical to contemporary songs, and will even learn a new song for your wedding, if he doesn't already know it. He is professional, friendly and very accommodating.

I only met with Ben once, long before our wedding when we were trying to determine if/who we wanted to play the guitar at our ceremony. He was playing a set at a local bar, and we went to check him out. From there, we conducted all of our business via email. He was very responsive and thorough, and understood everything we wanted and were looking for at our wedding. He learned two new songs to play for my processional, and our recessional at the ceremony. He knew exactly the types of songs we were looking for, and provided great suggestions and recommendations based on his experience.

If I was ever looking for a musician going forward, I would 100% use Ben again. It was a pleasure working with him, and wish him nothing but the best in the future!
To anyone looking for a guitarist for their wedding or cocktail hour, I highly recommend Ben. He is so very talented, can Read more...
To anyone looking for a guitarist for their wedding or cocktail hour, I highly recommend Ben. He is so very talented, can play a wide range of classical to contemporary songs, and will even learn a new song for your wedding, if he doesn't already know it. He is professional, friendly and very accommodating.

I only met with Ben once, long before our wedding when we were trying to determine if/who we wanted to play the guitar at our ceremony. He was playing a set at a local bar, and we went to check him out. From there, we conducted all of our business via email. He was very responsive and thorough, and understood everything we wanted and were looking for at our wedding. He learned two new songs to play for my processional, and our recessional at the ceremony. He knew exactly the types of songs we were looking for, and provided great suggestions and recommendations based on his experience.

If I was ever looking for a musician going forward, I would 100% use Ben again. It was a pleasure working with him, and wish him nothing but the best in the future! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Aparna
Wedding:
10/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Ben was an excellent addition to our Wedding brunch ceremony. The music choices he presented and played were just perfect for our event and our guests loved his performance too. We received many compliments on the music. Sincere thanks to Ben for making our event extra special.
Ben was an excellent addition to our Wedding brunch ceremony. The music choices he presented and played were just perfect Read more...
Ben was an excellent addition to our Wedding brunch ceremony. The music choices he presented and played were just perfect for our event and our guests loved his performance too. We received many compliments on the music. Sincere thanks to Ben for making our event extra special. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Wonderful to work with! Extremely responsive and accommodating to all of our musical requests. He played for our outdoor ceremony and it was absolutely perfect! Would recommend highly!
Wonderful to work with! Extremely responsive and accommodating to all of our musical requests. He played for our outdoor Read more...
Wonderful to work with! Extremely responsive and accommodating to all of our musical requests. He played for our outdoor ceremony and it was absolutely perfect! Would recommend highly! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Andrew
Wedding:
10/7/2016
5.0/5.0
There are approximately a million things to plan and tasks to accomplish when planning a wedding. Often times, tasks start to slip through the cracks. My highest praise for Ben was in being proactive with us to ensure that our music selection for our ceremony and cocktail hour was not slipping through one of those cracks. He kept us on track and would often reach out to make sure everything was covered. His experience with weddings and working with couples showed as he recommended song choices that fit the style of wedding for us. Again, just one less thing that we had to stress about! We used Ben for both ceremony music and also cocktail hour. The ceremony music was spot on. Unfortunately I cannot review the cocktail hour music as I was off taking pictures so I unfortunately did not get to hear him during this portion. However, everyone who did attend that part of the day said that the music was fantastic. He was able to play all of our requests!
There are approximately a million things to plan and tasks to accomplish when planning a wedding. Often times, tasks start Read more...
There are approximately a million things to plan and tasks to accomplish when planning a wedding. Often times, tasks start to slip through the cracks. My highest praise for Ben was in being proactive with us to ensure that our music selection for our ceremony and cocktail hour was not slipping through one of those cracks. He kept us on track and would often reach out to make sure everything was covered. His experience with weddings and working with couples showed as he recommended song choices that fit the style of wedding for us. Again, just one less thing that we had to stress about! We used Ben for both ceremony music and also cocktail hour. The ceremony music was spot on. Unfortunately I cannot review the cocktail hour music as I was off taking pictures so I unfortunately did not get to hear him during this portion. However, everyone who did attend that part of the day said that the music was fantastic. He was able to play all of our requests! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Marggie
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Ben Sherman was absolutely great! Music was perfect during the ceremony, I didn't hear the cocktail hour but everyone told us great things about him. Very professional and extremely responsive. Makes the music selection process a breeze.

Thank you so much!!
Ben Sherman was absolutely great! Music was perfect during the ceremony, I didn't hear the cocktail hour but everyone told Read more...
Ben Sherman was absolutely great! Music was perfect during the ceremony, I didn't hear the cocktail hour but everyone told us great things about him. Very professional and extremely responsive. Makes the music selection process a breeze.

Thank you so much!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ben Sherman was extremely professional, flexible, and versatile. My maid of honor sang the vocals to both the processional and recessional while Ben Sherman accompanied her on the guitar. He coordinated directly with my maid of honor prior to the ceremony and arrange times to practice. He was flexible and timely. His attentiveness, independence, and responsiveness helped eliminate the stress of coordinating the ceremony music. He also has a large variety and genre of music selections. He played during my ceremony and cocktail hour. I would definitely recommend Benjamin Sherman!! He was 100% worth every penny!
Ben Sherman was extremely professional, flexible, and versatile. My maid of honor sang the vocals to both the processional Read more...
Ben Sherman was extremely professional, flexible, and versatile. My maid of honor sang the vocals to both the processional and recessional while Ben Sherman accompanied her on the guitar. He coordinated directly with my maid of honor prior to the ceremony and arrange times to practice. He was flexible and timely. His attentiveness, independence, and responsiveness helped eliminate the stress of coordinating the ceremony music. He also has a large variety and genre of music selections. He played during my ceremony and cocktail hour. I would definitely recommend Benjamin Sherman!! He was 100% worth every penny! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sabrina
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
We really didn't have any pre-conceived idea of what kind of music we wanted for our wedding, so it was a bit daunting starting such an open-ended search. I found Ben on Wedding Wire. As soon as I listened to some of his samples, I knew this was the music I wanted. Just so beautiful... Ben has a wide variety of music in his repertoire already. We chose a lot right from his list, which was also really helpful. And he was willing and eager to learn new music given enough time. We ended up using a mix of new music, and his listed music. His playing is sublime. Really, I cannot recommend him highly enough.
We really didn't have any pre-conceived idea of what kind of music we wanted for our wedding, so it was a bit daunting Read more...
We really didn't have any pre-conceived idea of what kind of music we wanted for our wedding, so it was a bit daunting starting such an open-ended search. I found Ben on Wedding Wire. As soon as I listened to some of his samples, I knew this was the music I wanted. Just so beautiful... Ben has a wide variety of music in his repertoire already. We chose a lot right from his list, which was also really helpful. And he was willing and eager to learn new music given enough time. We ended up using a mix of new music, and his listed music. His playing is sublime. Really, I cannot recommend him highly enough. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Taylor
Wedding:
7/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Ben was very easy to work with and from what I hear he did a great job! As the bride I really only hear Ben playing while the groomsmen, bridesmaids, and I and my dad entered the ceremony, but we received a lot of compliments from guests on our ceremony music. Ben was extremely responsive and helpful leading up to the wedding. While I only got to meet him right after the ceremony I was very pleased with his ceremony music services!
Ben was very easy to work with and from what I hear he did a great job! As the bride I really only hear Ben playing while Read more...
Ben was very easy to work with and from what I hear he did a great job! As the bride I really only hear Ben playing while the groomsmen, bridesmaids, and I and my dad entered the ceremony, but we received a lot of compliments from guests on our ceremony music. Ben was extremely responsive and helpful leading up to the wedding. While I only got to meet him right after the ceremony I was very pleased with his ceremony music services! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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