Ben heveroh

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Gospel Music Theory: Friday, 9:30 AM—10:45 AM
Gospel Piano: Friday, 11:00 AM—12:15 PM
Gospel Music Theory: Saturday, 9:30 AM—10:45 AM
Gospel Piano: Saturday, 11:00 AM—12:15 PM

Mass Choir Rehearsals
Friday, 2:00 PM—5:00 PM
Saturday, 2:00 PM—5:00 PM

 

 

Ben Heveroh is a Bay Area keyboardist with an extensive background in Classical, Jazz, Salsa, Blues, and Gospel music.

The principal keyboardist for the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir since 1998, Ben has also been with numerous other bands over the years: he was a member of The Pete Escovedo Orchestra, played with guitarist Johnny DeFrancesco, was the musical director for the Josh Jones Latin Jazz Ensemble from 1992 - 1999, formed and directed the East Bay Church of Religious Science Gospel Choir from 1992 - 1997, formed and directed the gospel groups Higher Ground and Spirit from 1998 - 2001, and was the Musical Director for the Joy Choir at 1st Church of Religious Science from 2002 - 2004.

Ben has taught workshops in Costa Rica, Denmark, France, and Canada. In addition, he has been on the faculty at Jazz Camp West for the past 18 years, and has been the accompanist and musical director for the Living Jazz Children's Project for the past 15 years.

As a teacher, Ben has a natural gift for explaining the mechanics and theory of how music is made, particularly for the piano. His approach to the science of music is clear and easy to grasp and he understands how to supply students with the tools they need to develop their own musicality. Whether he's working with a beginner or an advanced student, he understands how to take it to the next level.

Ben began his musical career at an early age and has studied with piano masters such as Eugene Gash, George Alexander, Bill Bell, Cesar (Púpi) Pedroso, Chucho Valdez, Terrance Kelly and Helen Stevens.
If your goal is to improve your musicianship in gospel music, whether as a pianist, a vocalist, or any other instrumentalist, Ben is the person to study with.