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Ben Sherman Classical Guitar

Frederick , MD
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LOCATION

Baltimore, MD US (map)

PHONE

410-259-4982

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ABOUT US

SERVICES
Having played guitar for hundreds of weddings for over 30 years, Ben is the right choice to create the perfect music for yours. Ben is classically trained on guitar, but... Read more
SERVICES
Having played guitar for hundreds of weddings for over 30 years, Ben is the right choice to create the perfect music for yours. Ben is classically trained on guitar, but has equally long professional experience playing many other styles. This deep professional background enables him to adapt literally any style of music to solo guitar, from classical to classic rock, contemporary pop, movie themes, country and even video game music! Being so accomplished at such a wide variety of styles sets Ben apart from anyone else.

Please visit Ben's website: www.benshermanclassicalguitar.com to see his songlist, hear sound clips and watch video.

His services typically start with the ceremony, including prelude music and songs for the processional, recessional, and special music during the ceremony. All music can be chosen by you, or Ben can assist with suggestions from his wide ranging songlist. If you decide on a song that's not currently on Ben's list, he can usually learn one or two songs especially for you at no charge.

OPTIONS
Ben also offers several options that may be added on to your wedding-music package if desired:

Providing microphones for use during the ceremony,

Playing guitar for the cocktail hour, and

Adding his vocal talents to the cocktail music. This is a great option if you're looking for something a little more upbeat. Ben's repertoire with vocals goes much further into the classic rock style, which can be just the right thing to get the party started.

Ben offers online payment options, accepting major credit cards or PayPal with no fees! For more info and a customized quote, please contact Ben.

BIO

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.

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
Ceremony Music

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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, Microphones, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System, Vocals

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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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Sabrina472
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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Charlotte
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
Ben is fantastic! We hired him for our ceremony and cocktail hour music (including a dedicated piece during the ceremony), and it was absolutely wonderful. I wasn't the type of kid who grew up planning her wedding, but one thing I did know is that I wanted a classical guitarist, and Ben met my expectations and more. In terms of planning, Ben was extremely responsive and organized, which made me feel completely confident through the planning process. He even learned a new song at my request, which was lovely. The music fit the ceremony exactly, and set the tone perfectly. Thank you, Ben!!
Ben is fantastic! We hired him for our ceremony and cocktail hour music (including a dedicated piece during the ceremony), Read more...
Ben is fantastic! We hired him for our ceremony and cocktail hour music (including a dedicated piece during the ceremony), and it was absolutely wonderful. I wasn't the type of kid who grew up planning her wedding, but one thing I did know is that I wanted a classical guitarist, and Ben met my expectations and more. In terms of planning, Ben was extremely responsive and organized, which made me feel completely confident through the planning process. He even learned a new song at my request, which was lovely. The music fit the ceremony exactly, and set the tone perfectly. Thank you, Ben!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Ben is an amazing guitarist and was wonderful to work with. He did an excellent job on our ceremony music and while I didn't get to hear much of the cocktail hour music I received multiple comments saying how great it was. He was also very communicative leading up to the wedding and was very detailed in wanting to know exactly what we wanted for the wedding. I would highly recommend him to any bride looking to add a classy touch to their ceremony/cocktail hour.
Ben is an amazing guitarist and was wonderful to work with. He did an excellent job on our ceremony music and while I Read more...
Ben is an amazing guitarist and was wonderful to work with. He did an excellent job on our ceremony music and while I didn't get to hear much of the cocktail hour music I received multiple comments saying how great it was. He was also very communicative leading up to the wedding and was very detailed in wanting to know exactly what we wanted for the wedding. I would highly recommend him to any bride looking to add a classy touch to their ceremony/cocktail hour. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
So easy to work with! Prompt communication and helpful advice. Very flexible! The day of our wedding it rained and we had to move our ceremony indoors-Ben was very accommodating and while it meant he had to move his equipment between the ceremony & cocktail hour unexpectedly, he made it all look easy! Excellent musician! We had numerous compliments on his abilities and style. I would highly recommend Ben Sherman.
So easy to work with! Prompt communication and helpful advice. Very flexible! The day of our wedding it rained and we had Read more...
So easy to work with! Prompt communication and helpful advice. Very flexible! The day of our wedding it rained and we had to move our ceremony indoors-Ben was very accommodating and while it meant he had to move his equipment between the ceremony & cocktail hour unexpectedly, he made it all look easy! Excellent musician! We had numerous compliments on his abilities and style. I would highly recommend Ben Sherman. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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