Performer and instructor of guitar with an emphasis on classical and improvised music. Experienced teacher with all ages and levels, for both acoustic and electric guitars including the four stringed bass. Strong emphasis on technique, musicianship and repertoire
Guitarist/Composer/Educator, native of the Bay Area and has been an active member of the South Bay Guitar Society since 1993, where he has been a soloist, clinician and educator with outreach program The Guitar Story (2007-2015), the American Red Cross Katrina Relief Beneﬁt and the yearly SBGS Guitar Festival.
From 2000-2005 he was a featured soloist for the Ka’ū Concert Society on the Big Island of Hawaii. In 2006 he released his ﬁrst recording, Roundtrip, a collection of new works, arrangements and compositions for solo guitar. Benett teaches beginner through advanced guitar classes at Foothill and DeAnza Colleges and Intro to Electronic Music at DeAnza.