Our Teachers – Ben DeHan
Guitar, Ukulele, and Songwriting Teacher
Ben DeHan is a true guitarist, songwriter, and performer. Ben has been studying guitar since age 10 and writing songs since age 12. His passion for guitar has taken him to places many only dream of, including tours across the country, record deals, sharing the stage with top artists, and meeting adoring fans. With his band, American Diary, Ben has released three albums under Lumberjack/Mordam Music Group and Radtone, sold over 100,000 records, and toured with national acts such as Blink 182, Train, Angels and Airwaves, All Time Low, A Day to Remember and more. Additionally, his band earned a coveted spot on the Vans Warped Tour in 2007 and 2008.
As a songwriter, Ben has collaborated and recorded with Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Circa Survive), Matt Squire (Avril Lavigne, 3OH!3, Panic at the Disco), and Howard Benson (Rascall Flatts, My Chem, 3 Doors Down). While Ben no longer lives the tour life, he continues to write songs and perform new music. He especially enjoys helping students find their unique sound when it comes to playing guitar. In the past 10 years, Ben has worked with hundreds of students. Whether it’s simple riffs or music theory, Ben finds a way to make guitar fun and easy for all of his students!
Ben’s band, American Diary, is recording a new album after a long hiatus. They just released their first single. Take a listen Here