About Ben

//About Ben

About Ben

Hello everyone and welcome on my Ace Guitar Course website. I’m delighted to see that you want to improve your skills or learn from scratch to play the guitar. Of course it requires patience and practice. I have been playing guitar for about 12 years now, and when I look back, it’s been quite a ride.

I come from a middle class family in France, and I am basically the sole musician of my family. I have always been interested in music. In fact, I started learning about it when I was 7 years old, when I took piano lessons. I stopped a year after as it turned out I had to join a choir if I was to continue,  and as I was a very shy kid… I just decided to stop. 

Years later, I finally had my first music equipment, which was a basic DJ station. I was really bad at making music with it, but I loved it, so I kept on playing, and even rapped on the music that I was creating.


Why I Chose To Learn Guitar

I was in High School in France when I first heard someone I knew playing the guitar. A friend had brought his instrument with him, as Summer was approaching and the weather was becoming nicer. The sound of the guitar immediately appealed to me. My friend was not a great guitarist, but he knew what he was doing and I could sense passion in his playing. I decided to give it a try and play. I was extremely bad. But I really enjoyed it.

I later told my parents about it and how I’d like to play an instrument. I had no money at this time, so I had to wait. This year was an awesome year for me. I graduated, obtained my driving license, and eventually… got the money to buy the instrument I wanted. My parents had finally decided to give me 150 Euros to reward me. So… I bought a classical guitar. A Yamaha C70.

At that time, I did not know anything about the instrument. I’m quite sure I would have preferred a steel-string guitar, as I do now. But back then, this was such a big turning point in my life that I did not complain. I had finally found something I was passionate about.

Why I Chose To Teach Guitar

We are lucky today that we can have access to tons of information without paying for it. I want to surf on that wave, and bring you as much as I can the knowledge to become better at playing your instrument.

I found out that helping people achieving their goal is one of the most fulfilling feeling a person can experience. Combine it with passion, and it becomes something magical.

Besides, I really love teaching.

What I Want To Achieve Here

I am conscious a lot of information is already out there to help you learn guitar. So why do I still want to make a website about it? Simple. I believe we all teach differently. You might not like what a teacher proposes and decide to go somewhere else. If you like the way I teach, you will learn way more rapidly than with another teacher.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,


By |2018-12-07T08:43:59+00:00September 1st, 2017|About Me|10 Comments

About the Author:

Ben is a French self-taught guitarist who has been exploring the world of guitar for more than ten years now. He has taught guitar players in France and Ireland before starting his own web site dedicated to guitar lessons. Whenever he's not teaching, he keeps on practicing the instrument and learning new techniques. Apart from that, he loves traveling, IT, and really enjoy discovering new cultures.


  1. christopher September 2, 2017 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    Hey, Ben! It is really interesting to read your story! I have a love for music, especially singing/rapping, although I am not good at writing my own lyrics, nor is my voice one that would be sought after. However, musical tones have always come very easy to me, and I find it quite simple to pick up different tones that others might not be aware of.

    It is nice to hear that you weren’t the only kid who was shy and nervous with an instrument. I played the saxophone in middle school, and we were required to go to band camp, which was at the time, too much for me. I am happy to hear that you are now pursuing your passion with music, and if I ever decide to pick up the guitar, I will start with you!

    • admin September 2, 2017 at 11:57 pm - Reply

      Awesome Christopher. Thank you for taking the time to read my story! I never tried Saxophone, but it’s definitely a sexy instrument. All the best!

  2. andreabobby September 3, 2017 at 3:32 am - Reply

    Nice to meet you Ben! And it’s nice to hear your story on how you picked up a guitar to begin with.

    I was in high school as well when I became interested in it. I started taking basic lessons on an acoustic, then bought my first electric guitar and then finally decided that the bass guitar was for me. I continued playing throughout high school, but sadly, lost touch with it after starting college. People tell me that its never too late to start again!

    My biggest influences were The Edge and John Taylor. Who are your role models and how do they influence the way you play and teach?

    • admin September 3, 2017 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your comment Andrea. I guess a lot of people start in their childhood and stop at some time. I have a number of persons coming to me saying they would like to start again, most of the time when they hit 50 or 60. If you ever feel like you wanna play again, don’t hesitate to come to the website and learn! It’s in the early stage so, right now, I don’t have much to offer, but in the next few weeks, there would be a few articles online anyway.

      My biggest influences as a guitar player… Hmm. Hard to tell. I guess what motivated me to learn at first was some guitarists like Matthew Bellamy, Slash, or Daron Malakian. Right now I am more influenced by people like Jack Johnson, or Jason Mraz, and not only in guitar, but in singing as well. Cheers!

  3. Megan October 29, 2017 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Congratulations Ben an a very informative about page. So often I find one of these pages and am left wondering who the person is behind the screen. I can see you have a real passion for your guitar and music and imparting that skill with others. Keep up the great work.

    • Ben October 29, 2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      Thank you Megan for your comment and your kind words. All the best.

  4. Jill February 26, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Hi Ben. What I did love was the passion I heard when I read your story. I applaud you on following your dream and wish you well. Best wishes, Jill

    • Ben February 26, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Hi Jill, thanks for your comment, I wish you the best for you too.

  5. Jar June 28, 2018 at 12:38 am - Reply

    this about ben page should where a visitor to ur site lands 1st …put ur pic on every page or post automatically thru WP Widgets ….people like to know who their talking with …easier for them to buy from someone they know than a stranger …and could we get some AC/DC (Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap) and ZZ Top (Sharp Dressed Man) …both them songs b bout me …tighten up ben

    • Ben June 28, 2018 at 10:49 pm - Reply

      Alright, thanks for your advice.

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