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Ben Pila

Acoustic Guitar from Tampa, FL - Will travel up to 250 miles
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Benjamin Pila is a Juilliard-trained Tampa native who's performed at events for Pope Francis, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush.

Ben is available for concerts, weddings, cocktail hours, birthday parties, and everything in between. He plays music from Bach to the Beatles and uses his classical training to play instrumental versions of everyone's favorite songs.

Pila is the only classical guitarist ever named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He's a semi-regular performer at the 9/11 Memorial Museum where shared the stage with such notables as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Itzhak Perlman, and Yo-Yo Ma. Pila's debut CD, Commemoration, is a tribute to the survivors and victims of 9/11.

Pila's playing has been featured on NBC's Today Show and NPR's From the Top. He was awarded ASCAP's Best Performance of a Contemporary Work, and is a Grand Prize winner of the Pacific Guitar Festival, the Tampa Bay Symphony Concerto Competition, and the University of Southern California Guitar Concerto Competition.

Benjamin received his Master's degree from The Juilliard School, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California. He is currently the Professor of Guitar at Polk State College.
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Ben was the easiest part of organizing our wedding. We reached out to him through GigMasters and from that day on it was a seamless process. He communicated efficiently and promptly. He was punctual and professional on the day of the ceremony. The music went off without a hitch. I had dozens of compliments on the live performer. Thank you Ben for being a part of our special day. You were fantastic.

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We absolutely loved Ben! Not only is he a VERY talented musician, he is so professional and and easy to work with. He always responded immediately to all questions and e-mails. He was a perfect match for us and made our wedding day very special! We would highly recommend Ben for any special occasion.

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Ben is so much more than a vendor that can play a guitar. There is a reason he is a Julliard graduate that has played for the Pope and multiple US Presidents. We truly cannot put into words how happy he played for our ceremony and cocktail hour. The number of comments we received was amazing. The added touch an accomplished musician like Ben can bring to your ceremony is unparalleled.

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PAST EVENTS
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2017
Oct
21
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Petersburg, FL
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Nov
11
Wedding Ceremony
Sarasota, FL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
May
21
Private Party
Orlando, FL
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
May
5
Rehearsal Dinner
Tampa, FL
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Apr
15
Wedding Ceremony
Sarasota, FL
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Mar
26
Wedding Ceremony
Lakeland, FL
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2017
Feb
18
Wedding Ceremony
Dade City, FL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Dec
3
Wedding
Captiva, FL
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
POPULAR SONGS ARRANGED FOR SOLO GUITAR
Say Something
A Great Big World
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen
Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
Pompeii
Bastille
All You Need is Love
The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles/Harrison
In My Life
The Beatles
Something
The Beatles/Harrison
Til There Was You
The Beatles
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Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Ben Pila will also travel to Lutz, Mango, Land O Lakes, Odessa, Seffner, Thonotosassa, Brandon, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Zephyrhills, Dover, Valrico, Clearwater, Gibsonton, New Port Richey, Riverview, Sydney, Saint Petersburg, Dunedin, Holiday, Plant City, Tarpon Springs, Crystal Beach, Apollo Beach, Elfers, Ozona, San Antonio, Durant, Crystal Springs.
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