Ben Pila

Acoustic Guitar from Tampa, FL - Will travel up to 250 miles
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Pila is a Juilliard-trained guitarist who's performed at events for 3 U.S. Presidents and Pope Francis.

Ben is available for weddings, cocktail hours, birthday parties, concerts, 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.

Ben'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.

Pila 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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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Ben was wonderful to work with and kept in contact throughout the process. He arrived early for set up. Ben provided non-stop music with one short break in three hours. Excellent repertoire of music . Would highly recommend him, as he set the perfect tone for my event.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Superb musician!! Perfect for the occasion. Beautiful performance.

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Wedding Reception

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From the first time I spoke with Ben until after the event it was nothing but a pleasure to work with him. We had a small wedding reception for our daughter and son-in-law and wanted guitar music. When I read Ben's profile I knew he was the one we wanted. He is extremely professional but also very personable and so easy to work with. He is a master of the guitar and his creativity is expressed through the variety of music he plays. He is talent extraordinaire!!! Our guests RAVED about his performance and we will always have Ben play at any future events we have. Thank you Ben, you are awesome.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2017
Sep
28
Convention
Wesley Chapel, FL
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Oct
15
Wedding Ceremony
Sarasota, FL
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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
Nov
18
Celebration
Clearwater, FL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Dec
7
Christmas Party
Saint Petersburg, FL
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Sep
3
Birthday Party (Adult)
Clearwater, FL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Aug
19
Birthday Party (Adult)
Saint Petersburg, FL
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2017
Aug
18
Community Event
Odessa, FL
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Jul
15
Wedding Reception
Saint Petersburg, FL
3:00 PM - 5:30 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
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 Beatless
Hey Jude
The Beatles
In My Life
The Beatles
Something
The Beatles
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Top 40 Guitar
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Pop One Man Band
Top 40 One Man Band
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Classical Acoustic Guitar
Top 40 Acoustic Guitar
Latin Acoustic Guitar
Beach Music Acoustic Guitar
Ambient Acoustic Guitar
Flamenco Acoustic Guitar
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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