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Benett Zussman, M.A.

Music Instructor

Fine Arts and Communication Division

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Guitarist/Composer/Educator, Benett Zussman earned his Masters degree in Improvised Music with an emphasis on Jazz and Flamenco guitar from San Jose State University. His BA is in Classical Guitar performance under the guidance of Maestro Rey de la Torrre. Benett is a native of the Bay Area and has been on the board of the South Bay Guitar Society since 1993 where he has been a featured soloist, clinician and educator through such events as the student outreach program Arts Express, the American Red Cross Katrina Relief Benefit and the yearly arts festival Tapestry and Talent. From 1990-2000 Ben taught at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View CA. Here was the creator and director of the CSMA Rock and Blues ensemble. In 2006 he released his first recording, Roundtrip a collection of new works, arrangements and compositions for solo guitar. Benett teaches classical guitar at Foothill and DeAnza colleges and has an active teaching studio in Los Gatos offering instruction in acoustic, electric and bass guitar.

Last update: 2017-10-24
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