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Ben Sherman Classical Guitar

Westminster , MD
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LOCATION

P.O. Box 342
Westminster, MD 21158 US (map)

PHONE

410-259-4982

WEBSITE

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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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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
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Jayme
Wedding:
6/6/2015
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Ben did a wonderful job playing for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Highly recommend!
Ben did a wonderful job playing for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Highly recommend!
Ben did a wonderful job playing for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Highly recommend! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Ben was simply amazing! He was so helpful with choosing the perfect music for our ceremony. He was always available for questions, and responded so quickly to emails. His amazing talent added the perfect touch to our big day. I would highly recommend him for any event. Ben is a top notch, professional musician!
Ben was simply amazing! He was so helpful with choosing the perfect music for our ceremony. He was always available for Read more...
Ben was simply amazing! He was so helpful with choosing the perfect music for our ceremony. He was always available for questions, and responded so quickly to emails. His amazing talent added the perfect touch to our big day. I would highly recommend him for any event. Ben is a top notch, professional musician! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
3/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Ben Sherman was a fantastic choice for our ceremony and cocktail hour music. He has a great repertoire of songs from the more church-y traditional to classical to classic rock. He was very responsive to all emails and had a helpful form for us to fill out in advance so he knew all of the details about the flow of the ceremony. He also offers to learn special song requests if you give him enough notice. He played the musical interlude at the end of Layla before I walked down the aisle and it was beautiful and exactly what I always pictured and I couldn't help crying. Had to compose myself before walking down!
Ben Sherman was a fantastic choice for our ceremony and cocktail hour music. He has a great repertoire of songs from the Read more...
Ben Sherman was a fantastic choice for our ceremony and cocktail hour music. He has a great repertoire of songs from the more church-y traditional to classical to classic rock. He was very responsive to all emails and had a helpful form for us to fill out in advance so he knew all of the details about the flow of the ceremony. He also offers to learn special song requests if you give him enough notice. He played the musical interlude at the end of Layla before I walked down the aisle and it was beautiful and exactly what I always pictured and I couldn't help crying. Had to compose myself before walking down! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Timothy
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Mr. Sherman is simply the best guitar player in the region. His performance was so flawless that when I asked SEVERAL people what they thought of him, they replied that they hadn't even known it was a musician - they all thought it was a record! Not only is he technically gifted, he puts so much heart into his performance. His rendition of Train's "Marry Me" was every bit as soulful as the original, if not more so. No words can adequately describe what an amazing musician Mr. Sherman is.

Furthermore, Mr. Sherman was very prompt and professional, arriving almost exactly when he said he would, and quickly setting up. He was a pleasure to do business with.

My wife and I highly recommend him to any couple interested in classical guitar for their wedding!
Mr. Sherman is simply the best guitar player in the region. His performance was so flawless that when I asked SEVERAL Read more...
Mr. Sherman is simply the best guitar player in the region. His performance was so flawless that when I asked SEVERAL people what they thought of him, they replied that they hadn't even known it was a musician - they all thought it was a record! Not only is he technically gifted, he puts so much heart into his performance. His rendition of Train's "Marry Me" was every bit as soulful as the original, if not more so. No words can adequately describe what an amazing musician Mr. Sherman is.

Furthermore, Mr. Sherman was very prompt and professional, arriving almost exactly when he said he would, and quickly setting up. He was a pleasure to do business with.

My wife and I highly recommend him to any couple interested in classical guitar for their wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Darcie
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Ben to perform both during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. From our initial contact with Ben, he was very responsive, professional, and helpful, providing us with guidance and suggestions for the music choices. He was also willing to learn additional songs that we were interested in having as part of the ceremony. As the wedding approached, Ben followed up with us to confirm all the final details well ahead of time. On the day of the wedding, everything ran beautifully. Our guests really enjoyed the ceremony music, and the music during the cocktail hour provided just the right background. Ben was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with, and we would recommend him to anyone considering hiring a guitarist for a special event.
We hired Ben to perform both during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. From our initial contact with Ben, he was very Read more...
We hired Ben to perform both during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. From our initial contact with Ben, he was very responsive, professional, and helpful, providing us with guidance and suggestions for the music choices. He was also willing to learn additional songs that we were interested in having as part of the ceremony. As the wedding approached, Ben followed up with us to confirm all the final details well ahead of time. On the day of the wedding, everything ran beautifully. Our guests really enjoyed the ceremony music, and the music during the cocktail hour provided just the right background. Ben was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with, and we would recommend him to anyone considering hiring a guitarist for a special event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jeanne
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Ben played the guitar during the cocktail hour of my daughter's wedding. From my point of initial contact and throughout the planning process, Ben was extremely responsive. He initiated contact with me a month or so prior to the wedding to check in and inquire more specifically about the music we would like to hear. He played a wonderful mix of classical, pop classics and also some of today's popular music. He brought speakers, so the music was loud enough to be heard but never overbearing--perfect for conversation. We had a DJ for the reception, so we were looking for something a little different to kick off the party. Ben is quite talented, and he added a very elegant and classy touch to the reception. Our guests loved his music. I highly recommend Ben if you would like to add a special touch to your wedding.
Ben played the guitar during the cocktail hour of my daughter's wedding. From my point of initial contact and throughout Read more...
Ben played the guitar during the cocktail hour of my daughter's wedding. From my point of initial contact and throughout the planning process, Ben was extremely responsive. He initiated contact with me a month or so prior to the wedding to check in and inquire more specifically about the music we would like to hear. He played a wonderful mix of classical, pop classics and also some of today's popular music. He brought speakers, so the music was loud enough to be heard but never overbearing--perfect for conversation. We had a DJ for the reception, so we were looking for something a little different to kick off the party. Ben is quite talented, and he added a very elegant and classy touch to the reception. Our guests loved his music. I highly recommend Ben if you would like to add a special touch to your wedding. Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Ben Sherman and my father have known each other for many years, so asking him to perform classical guitar during our ceremony and cocktail hour was a no-brainer. Ben went above and beyond to make our day exactly how we wanted it. His website provides clips of several of his songs, and he was very responsive via email. In fact, he reached out to me several times leading up to the wedding to make sure everything was as I wanted it.

Although my husband and I sadly didn't get to hear much of the music before the ceremony and during cocktail hour, all of our guests kept coming up to my parents and asking who he was, complimenting Ben's talent. His mix of older and newer songs during cocktail hour was perfect for our range of guests' ages.

I cannot say enough good things about Ben Sherman. I would recommend him to anyone. He is very affordable and the quality of music you get for the money is fantastic.
Ben Sherman and my father have known each other for many years, so asking him to perform classical guitar during our Read more...
Ben Sherman and my father have known each other for many years, so asking him to perform classical guitar during our ceremony and cocktail hour was a no-brainer. Ben went above and beyond to make our day exactly how we wanted it. His website provides clips of several of his songs, and he was very responsive via email. In fact, he reached out to me several times leading up to the wedding to make sure everything was as I wanted it.

Although my husband and I sadly didn't get to hear much of the music before the ceremony and during cocktail hour, all of our guests kept coming up to my parents and asking who he was, complimenting Ben's talent. His mix of older and newer songs during cocktail hour was perfect for our range of guests' ages.

I cannot say enough good things about Ben Sherman. I would recommend him to anyone. He is very affordable and the quality of music you get for the money is fantastic. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ben did an amazing job!! He offered a variety of selections and was willing to learn selections for our Ceremony. Great communication with us throughout the process! Terrific music before and after the Ceremony as well!! 5+++ stars!!
Ben did an amazing job!! He offered a variety of selections and was willing to learn selections for our Ceremony. Great Read more...
Ben did an amazing job!! He offered a variety of selections and was willing to learn selections for our Ceremony. Great communication with us throughout the process! Terrific music before and after the Ceremony as well!! 5+++ stars!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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