Ben Abada

San Diego

Ben Abada- Ever since the age of 5, music has been the epicenter of Ben’s life. He began playing piano at age 5 and continued taking piano lessons for 7 years before deciding to focus his efforts on learning and mastering the trumpet. Ben has been playing trumpet for 8 years and is currently majoring in Trumpet Performance at San Diego State University, where he studies under John Wilds, 2nd Trumpet of the San Diego Symphony. Ben aspires to continue his education through at least a Master’s Degree in hopes of one day being a high school band director or a college music professor.
Ben has a variety of experiences playing in different ensembles. Most recently, Ben has played in the San Diego State Symphony Orchestra and Brass Quintet. During the summer of 2017, Ben marched trumpet in the world class Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle corps as well as the open class champion Vanguard Cadets Drum and Bugle corps in 2015. Ben has been teaching trumpet for 1 year and is excited to share his passion for music and trumpet playing with beginning to intermediate level trumpet students! He specializes in classical trumpet playing and also teaches beginning level jazz. Ben likes incorporating a variety of trumpet exercises and techniques into his teaching as well as repertoire that his students enjoy playing. .