Ben Bowman - Professional Percussionist
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Biography:

Ben began his musical journey playing melodic instruments such as guitar and trumpet.  His focus changed during his stay in high school towards playing percussion.  During that time, Ben played with a funk-rock band (Pole Star Hotel), a heavy metal band (Demyze), and an alternative band.
College brought new styles and new skills.  Ben studied at the University of Maine at Augusta’s Jazz and Contemporary Music Program and achieved a Bachelors of Music.  At UMA, Ben studied Jazz, Funk, R and B, Fusion, and many other styles primarily focusing on drum set. Ben studyied under the instruction of Steve Grover. 
Ben also spent several years learning hand percussion, including Congas, Bongos, and Timbales under the instruction of Norman Bergeron.  As a result, Ben has an extensive Cuban/Salsa/Afro-Cuban background in his repertoire. 

Ben began teaching  out of his home studio in 2008.  He began teaching at Dube's Music in Lisbon Falls, Maine in late 2009.


Fluent Instruments:

Drum Set
Congas
Bongos
Timbale

Current Musical Influences:

The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rage Against The Machine
Tower Of Power
The Cat Empire
Michel Camilo
George Clinton
James  Brown
Stevie Wonder
Ray Baretto
Steely Dan
Lettuce




ben@simplydrumming.com
(207) 859-0693
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