Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. West

Hello everyone, welcome to Band! My name is Mr. Ben West. I have been playing music since I was in elementary school. Guitar was my first instrument, but in middle school, I became a clarinetist. Then an oboist, then eventually a saxophonist. After high school, I went to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and completed my Bachelor's degree in music performance in 2016. After graduating I spent a couple of years working, gigging, and recording, mostly on the saxophone. In 2018 I went back to school and completed my degree in music education. Since 2020, I have been teaching in public schools in North Carolina and Virginia.