Ben McMunn

Guitar Faculty (Suzuki and Traditional)
Instruments: 
Guitar
Guitar (acoustic & electric)
Classical Guitar
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
Suzuki Education
Group Lessons
Adult Studies
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 
2017
Education: 

DePaul University MM

BM, DePaul University, graduated with honors

Advanced training in Suzuki Guitar pedagogy (Books 1-6)

MBA Candidate, Finance/Marketing, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

Significant teachers and mentors: 

Mark Maxwell (DePaul University)

Anne Waller (Northwestern University)

Joel Brown (Skidmore University)

Bob Palmieri (DePaul University)

Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise: 

Tractional and Suzuki teaching methods

Classical, Jazz and pop styles

Awards and achievements: 

Beattie Memorial Scholarship - Northwestern University

Own and operate, McMunn Music, a professional music services business

Organizer of The Chicago Classical Guitar Societies’ annual showcase concert series

Professional affiliations & activities: 

DePaul University - Lecturer Chicago

Classical Guitar Society - Board Member

McMunn Music - Owner/Operator

Interests outside of music: 

MBA studies at DePaul University

Raising my two boys

Cooking a great meal

Favorite quote: 

Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda

Favorite practice tip: 

Play everyday

Favorite composer or piece to play: 

Too many to list!

Favorite musical moment: 

Too many to list!