Clinics, Lessons, and Consultation

Ben travels across the country and abroad to offer masterclasses, clinics, and live consultation to directors and their ensembles.

Client review

Ben Hylton does a great job working with my students. He consistently challenges them and always bring the best out of them musically. The students really enjoy working with him and he truly makes them sound better.

Larry Shane. Director of Bands - West Boca Raton HS, FL

Marching Band Clinics

Ben can asses your group and create a plan to get your students to the next level, based on your current or season-long goals.

Topics include:

  • Marching/Choreography Fundamentals
  • Leadership Training
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Ensemble Music Techniques
  • Repertoire Achievement

Jazz Clinics

Many music educators have very little training in jazz and improvisation. Ben presents an immersive process for both students and directors to foster an understanding of jazz that cannot be learned from a technique book. Ben often provides 2-3 day jazz clinics and performs with student ensembles in a culminating concert.

Topics include

  • Jazz Styles (i.e. swing, bossa, shuffle, traditional, etc.)
  • Rhythmn section coaching
  • Improvisation
  • Theory

Consultation

Get advice from some of the best designers and educators in the music education world today. Our team counsels directors and staffs on numerous topics to troubleshoot and conquer various challenges for your students and overall program.

Topics include:

  • Marching/Choreography Fundamentals
  • Leadership Training
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Ensemble Music Techniques
  • Repertoire Achievement

Live Consultations are the most effective way to maximize the experience for your program. Host a member of our team at rehearsals or camps for a comprehensive assessment and plan to achieve your seasonal goals. Audio/Video Consultation is an easy and economical way of getting fresh ideas and techniques to bust through those mid-season roadblocks in design or performance.  

Private Lessons

One on one instruction is a crucial part of the developmental process for music students of all ages. Ben develops lessons for brass and jazz students that serve the needs of each individual in order to maximize student achievement.

Brass Lessons

  • Improve tone, range, and endurance
  • Learn solo repertoire
  • Prepare for auditions
  • Prepare for Drum and Bugle Corps

Jazz Lessons (all instruments)

  • Learn jazz styles and melodic language
  • How to practice improvisation
  • Blues language
  • Lead trumpet techniques
  • Learning about the jazz masters through transcription

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