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

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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Celebration

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Wonderful, courteous, very talented and professional.

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Ben! You were such a pleasure to work with!!! Professional 100% of the time. I’d only hope we had more time to fully listen to your music during the wedding but every single one of my guest couldn’t believe how amazing you were and asked how on earth we found you!! We were truly blessed and appreciate everything you did for our very special wedding day!! Thank you!! Xoxoxox -Reva

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We had Ben play for our Grand Opening Event in Sarasota and he was a great addition and pleasure to have for our event. I would recommend him for anyone who is looking for a talented musician for any type of event. We thoroughly enjoyed having him!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2017
Dec
30
Birthday Party (Adult)
Tampa, FL
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Feb
18
Wedding
Saint Petersburg, FL
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Mar
25
Wedding Ceremony
St Petersburg, FL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Dec
7
Christmas Party
Saint Petersburg, FL
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Nov
18
Celebration
Clearwater, FL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Nov
11
Wedding Ceremony
Sarasota, FL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Nov
10
Corporate Function
Sarasota, FL
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Oct
21
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Petersburg, FL
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Oct
15
Wedding Ceremony
Sarasota, FL
5:00 PM - 6:30 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
Yesterday
The Beatles
The Luckiest
Ben Folds
Time To Say Goodbye
Andrea Bochelli
The First Day of My Life
Bright Eyes
Signe
Eric Clapton
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Classical Acoustic Guitar
Top 40 Acoustic Guitar
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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
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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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