Ben Pila

Acoustic Guitar from Tampa, FL - Will travel up to 125 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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Wedding Ceremony

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Ben was a delight to work with and he made the Wedding very special -I want to plan another party just so we can hear him play again!

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Grand Opening

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Ben was an incredible musician. I was so pleased to have him play at our grand opening event . Every guest said he was such an amazing touch to the party. He’s the best guitarist I’ve ever heard let alone hired . I would hire him for every party .

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Amazing Amazing Amazing his music is unbelievable and he really is a true talent!!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2019
Jan
22
Community Event
Lake Wales, FL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Mar
1
Cocktail Party
Tampa, FL
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2019
Mar
8
Wedding Ceremony
Tampa, FL
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Mar
9
Wedding
Saint Petersburg, FL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Nov
29
Corporate Function
Clearwater, FL
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Nov
17
Wedding
Saint Petersburg, FL
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Nov
3
Wedding Ceremony
Tampa, FL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Oct
18
Grand Opening
Trinity, FL
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Sep
27
Meeting
Saint Petersburg, FL
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
Sep
26
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Petersburg, FL
5:30 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
We Belong
Pat Benatar
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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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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