As a studio musician, performer, educator, and composer, Benjamin Lee is fiercely dedicated to artistic excellence, professionalism, and community.  

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The word

"There have been those who have been based more in the groove traditions of players like James Jamerson, those who lean more toward the straight ahead stylings of folks like Ron Carter or Charles Mingus, and then there are the cats who show skill in both camps.
Ben is one such cat..." (full testimonial)
-- Ricky Carter
Session Drummer, Producer

"...He always shows up more prepared then anyone else, and shreds the charts on anything that's put in front of him. I wish I had an extra band so that I could hire him full-time!" (full testimonial)
-- Alex Taite
SF Opera, Vocalist/Composer

 

"...[Ben is] patient, deeply knowledgeable about the bass and its history, and connected on an emotional level with me while infusing our lessons with great faith in my ability to improve, in spite of my lack of experience. 5 stars isn't enough!" (full testimonial)
-- Christina Mitra 
Private Bass Student

"As for as music instructors go, Ben Lee is hands down at the top of the list. He has been instructing our 8th grade son for a year now on upright bass and we've seen my sons technical abilities and music theory grow at an astonishing rate..." (full testimonial) 
-- Johnny Jones, Parent

"...he's a wonderful person with a lot of empathy... an outstanding musician who deeply loves and understands his craft... [and is} a great TEACHER [who] curates the curriculum for my goals and gives me killer feedback... I feel seriously blessed to have found Ben and to be one of his students."  (full testimonial)
-- Carol Tyger 
Private Bass Student

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The path

A world of bass

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