The Biryukov Academy of Art & Music is Proud to Announce New Faculty Member Ben Sher

Sparta, NJ, November 15, 2008 --( Ben is a very accomplished musician who has three releases on BGI Records with his Brazilian Jazz Group TudoBern. Additionally, he has toured the world performing at the Montruex, Berlin, North Sea and Marsala Jazz Festivals with artists including Ute Lemper and "Ball-in - the-Jack". Ben appears on many recordings as a sideman for various jazz and pop artists.

Ben is very involved with music education, currently teaching at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory two days a week. Additionally he devotes considerable time to educating children in the Staten Island area. At the Biryukov Academy of Art & Music, Ben will be creating an entire program of contemporary music including classes in keyboard harmony (a must for all instrumentalists and vocalists!) and "Lab Jazz Band" and Rock Band workshops.

On Friday, Novemeber 28th from 1-3pm, (the day after Thanksgiving), Ben will be giving a special two workshop: "Brazilian rhythms and the Blues". In this class students will get a chance to learn some basic rhythms of samba and the tonality and form of the blues. The class is opne to all instrumentalists and vocalists. This is a great way to meet Ben and get involved in his program. Ben will be organizing "Lab Jazz Band" and establishing several sections of keyboard harmony classes, which will begin in December 2008. Cost of the Nov. 28th Workshop is $25.00.

Contact the Biryukov Academy of Art & Music in Sparta, NJ for further information.

Biryukov Academy of Art and Music
Elena Zelenina