About

 As the founder and teacher of Motif Music Lessons, I have been teaching private music lessons for over a dozen years and have taught countless students from ages 5-65. I earned my Masters Degree in Guitar from the California Institute of the Arts and have extensive experience as a professional performer, songwriter, and recording artist. My teaching career has included employment at the West Chester Academy of Music, Cincinnati Music Academy, classes at the California Institute of the Arts, and the California College of Music.   

Whether if it is a child beginning guitar or an advanced adult student learning jazz, it's my goal to leave each student with a new idea and inspiration to musically create. I am fluent in multiple styles (i.e. blues, jazz, folk, rock, etc.) and am prepared to help you take the next step in your playing.

Contact me anytime for more info and to start learning!

Ben Thomas performing at Disneyland

Ben Thomas performing at Disneyland