"Because of Ben's incredible breadth and depth of knowledge, not only in vocal technique but in the art of communicating with me using terms I could actually understand and apply to my singing, my abilities grew exponentially during my time as his student. Ben is both an incredible teacher and an inspiring artist, and his lessons are not limited to seeking out impressive notes and pretty sounds. He teaches his students to find the art in everything they study and perform, pushing them to work as artists and to act through their voices. Ben's mixture of kindness and tough love in his lessons provided me with the perfect balance of critique and encouragement as a developing performer. He emphasized the importance of humility, constant learning, and the refusal to be restrained by my perceived limitations. Ben inspired me personally, professionally, and philosophically, and as all of his other students will tell you, I cannot thank him enough for what he has done for my present and for my future." - Laura Chamberlain
"Ben has gotten me to do things with my voice i didn't think possible! He helps me connect all elements of theatre, and pushes me to grow as an actor and singer."
"Mr. Bentler brings in a high octane energy to every rehearsal and performance. His knowledge of the form of Musical Theatre is quite impressive--bringing years of hands on experience to every production. From working with large groups to addressing individual attention, Ben has a keen ability to not only pull out the best in each performer, but also the courage to keep true to his convictions and very high standards."
"Ben. He is actually the reason I am able to sing. He has easily been the best music director I've worked with. He is clear, easy to work with, and gets stuff done and done really well. He has helped me immense amounts on my journey in musical theatre."
"I did many shows under the musical direction of Ben Bentler. Being a dancer first, he really taught me how to breathe more like a singer and we had a blast working together."
"Ben Bentler is a wonderfully gifted musician with a great passion for making a show vibrant and fun. He brings a creativity to the process that injects life into not only the final product, but the entire rehearsal process."
"The training I received from Ben Bentler has been invaluable to me as I pursue musical theater. I’m 26 years old now, and I have had several vocal instructors over the years since I was in high school. In all that time, Ben has been the only one to ask me what I want to accomplish. All my training had been with instructors with backgrounds in Opera, so I never learned how to belt. I wanted to learn because I thought it would give me more of an edge when auditioning for musical theater. Ben taught me how to belt properly, without damaging my vocal chords. I’m very happy to say that, thanks to Ben’s training, I’m doing musical theater and using my belt voice happily and healthily. The best thing about my training with Ben, though, is that he gave me the tools I need to continue growing as a singer and a performer. I can’t recommend him enough. Thank you, Ben!"
"Through Ben's passion and dedication to his craft he helped me develop my vocal capability beyond what I thought possible."