Ben Parsons: Guitar, Mandolin, Group Band Sessions

Ben Parsons received his Bachelor’s degree of Music in Theory and Composition from Florida State University with guitar as his major instrument.  He also completed his associate’s degree in Music Performance from Pensacola State College.  His passion is to perform and teach a variety of styles of music including jazz, blues, rock and classical.  For the last three years, Ben has taught children and adults private and group lessons in Thomasville, GA.  As an active guitarist and mandolinist in the gulf coast area, he has received numerous awards and achievements including:

  • Performance in master classes with renowned classical guitarists Paul Galbraith, Florian Larousse, and Michael Chapdelaine, and Nigel North. (One of three chosen to perform for Nigel North at the 2010 Guitar Foundation of America convention)
  • Participation in Nation-wide tour in the summer of 2013 with current musical project, Schatzi + The String Boffin
    Nomination for Best Instrumentalist, and Mandolinist for the 2015 Beachcomber Music Awards Schatzi + The String Boffin 
  • nominated for Best Duo, Best Folk Artist, and for Best New Song for the 2015 Beach Comber Music Awards.