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Meet Steve

Steve Benford, Guitar and bass teacher at Wisconsin Academy of Music in Germantown


Guitar and bass.

Steve started playing guitar in the mid 80’s at the age of 15. Almost immediately he began writing and recording his own music. Struck by the recording bug, Steve left Wisconsin to learn record engineering at The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, OH. Upon his return to Wisconsin, Steve began producing more elaborate recordings not only for himself but for other local independent musicians as well. Recording music for film, radio and various YouTube channels has become a big part of his musical growth.

In 2006, Benford Guitars LLC was formed. Located in Mequon, WI, Benford Guitars is a small custom shop specializing in one-of-a-kind, made-to-order guitars and basses. Since then, Benford Guitars has shipped hundreds of custom instruments all over the world, receiving acclaim from professionals and amateurs alike.

Steve’s teaching career started at Music Go Round in 1997. As a teacher for over 25 years, Casico Interstate Music, White House of Music and now WAM are just a few of notable the places Steve has offered lessons. Steve believes in tailoring each lesson to the individual student. Whether you’re a beginner, weekend warrior or preparing for jazz band he has you covered. Having fun learning the guitar is his #1 priority!

Steve specializes in electric and acoustic guitar, as well as bass guitar for students 10 and up!

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