Benjamin Pila is a classical guitarist based in Tampa, Florida offering beautiful wedding music entertainment. His talent will set the tone for your special day with arrangements from Bach to the Beatles. Juilliard trained, Benjamin Pila will serenade your guests with his exceptional skills, backed by an impressive and extensive list of credentials.
Benjamin received his Master's degree from The Juilliard School and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California. He is currently the Professor of Guitar at Polk State College. He is the only classical guitarist ever named a Presidential Scholar of the Arts, and he has performed for Pope Francis, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush. He has also performed at Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, John F. Kennedy Center, and Herbst Theater. Ben's playing has been featured on NBC's Today Show and NPR's From the Top. He also received ASCAP's Best Performance of a Contemporary Work, and is a Grand Prize winner of the Pacific Guitar Festival, the Tampa Bay Symphony Concerto Competition, and the USC Guitar Concerto Competition. Currently, Ben is a semi-regular performer at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, and his debut CD, “Commemoration” is a tribute to the victims and survivors of 9/11.
Benjamin Pila’s instrumental music services extend from your rehearsal dinner all the way through the end of your reception. He can customize his setlist to accommodate your personal preferences, seting the perfect tone for your wedding from start to finish. Wedding music services include:
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32 Reviews for Ben Pila
Recommended by 100% of couples
desiree freyre · Married on 02/22/2020
What can I say other than he is the absolute BEST! You will not regret your decision to hire him! He was the Hit of the wedding! Everyone was ranting and raving about how talented he is!!!! One of the. Eat decisions I’ve ever made! Thank you Ben, again for everything!!!!!!Sent on 02/28/2020
Maggie S · Married on 11/16/2019
Perfect soundtrack to the best day!
We contacted a number of musicians last minute & eventho Ben was the most highly ranked and w/ the most impressive resume, he actually responded the quickest and was available! He’s slightly more expensive than some other musicians but if you hire a single musician it’s really easy for them to sound cheesy or cookie-cutter (this is coming from a classically-trained musician who has played many weddings). So I opted to go for Ben since we were putting all our music eggs in one basket & I couldn’t be happier I chose him. He was super communicative prior to the wedding & actually learned a couple pieces I specifically requested. He truly made the perfect soundtrack to the most memorable day of our lives.Sent on 12/30/2019
Cassie chandler · Married on 11/15/2019
Great job at our ceremony!
Ben did an amazing job at our ceremony. He was very professional and did an amazing job. Thank you so much!Sent on 12/03/2019