Ben Schenck

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About Me

My background is as a bandleader in New Orleans. I have two bands. Panorama Jazz Band is a 7 piece sit down band that (until the pandemic anyway) had been playing weekly and monthly nightclub gigs plus private parties, weddings, festivals, theaters etc since 1995. Panorama Brass Band is a marching outfit (sometimes up to 15 players) that since 1997 has played countless Mardi Gras parades and nightclubs.

In additional to traditional New Orleans jazz, our repertoire draws from all kinds of interesting and exciting folkloric music from the Caribbean, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Most of the music is stuff that I transcribed, arranged and communicated to my comrades using Finale.

Teaching Style

I'm interested in whatever questions about music (especially composing, arranging or bandleading) you may have that I can be of help with. I have a lot of experience with Finale for writing music and turning out legible, easy to follow charts.

Available By

  • Zoom

Payments Accepted

  • PayPal
  • Venmo

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Some Supplies You Might Need

A current version of Finale would be helpful.

*TRAIN is a free service offered by the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities, which receives no proceeds from instruction. Our mission is to connect artists directly with students, and all instructional arrangements and financial agreements are made exclusively between the artists and the students. The Virginia Folklife Program does not assume responsibility or liability for these arrangements.