Ben Schenstead is a guitarist based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Known mainly for his classical guitar and Latin repertoire, Ben also plays steel-string, electric and contemporary pop/jazz styles. In addition to performing at a wide range of events, Ben also enjoys teaching lessons at his music studio in Saskatoon. Whether you are interested in booking Ben Schenstead for your concert series or festival, seeking quality entertainment for your special event, or interested in guitar lessons, Ben Schenstead can fulfill your needs. Please look around and sample some of the audio clips. Enjoy!
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Guitar Lessons - electric & acoustic, all styles
"The unique rhythms of percussion, complex guitar strumming, and Spanish flare charmed and inspired the audience. He also gave everyone a taste of his own upbeat and contemporary Latin style compositions. Ben certainly wrapped up the lecture series on a high note."
-Centre for Continuing Education, U of R
“very impressive… eclectic …Schenstead is a technically whistle-clean, tasteful artist…well-sprung rhythms and solid lyrical sensibility..."
-Winnipeg Free Press
"...your version of my piece [Valse des Loges] is really gorgeous and I loved it. It's probably the best version I've heard of it till now. Bravo...All best in your music. And congratulations again. You're a man of taste."
-Roland Dyens, composer, Professor of Guitar, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris
-Dr. Lynn Channing, Professor of Music, University of Regina
"wonderful, warm tone and yet with clarity and depthof tone. A flawless technique almost hidden by gorgeous colours, longlines and sensuous phrases. His music draws you into the very coreof your being."