Ben Helm

Session Guitarist & Teacher

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Session guitarist and guitar teacher in the North East of England available for local, national and international session work.

Ben has a varied background in live performance, studio recording and directing ensembles. His session work in Manchester and Newcastle helped solidify his love of jazz and fingerstyle playing.

He also performed and recorded with a pop trio, Tessera Skies. The band's most notable achievements include working with Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), performing at the BBC 6Music Festival and headlining the Sage Gateshead in the North East.
The band have featured in many local and national publications such as Q and CLASH and have recieved airplay on Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, 6Music, BBC Newcastle, and Amazing Radio.

Ben has been playing the guitar for approximately 20 years and teaching for 9 years. He has an 100% pass rate for all his students who have undertaken instrumental grades.

Ben's teaching specialties often focus on classical, jazz and associated styles, but he has also been known to teach a little rock!

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Gear Highlights
  • Guitars: Fender Starcaster
  • Eastman AR810CE-SB Archtop
  • Eastman E20OM Acoustic
  • Eastman DM1 Gypsy Jazz Guitar
  • Clearwater 6 String Banjo
  • Keyboards: Roland GO:KEYS
  • Pedalboard: Line 6 Helix
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