Ben Pila

13801 N Florida Ava Suite A, Tampa, FL 33613 Map · Phone number
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About Ben Pila

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.

Experience

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Ceremony
  • Cocktail hour
  • Learning new songs
  • Microphones
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Sound/PA System
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32 Reviews for Ben Pila

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    desiree freyre · Married on 02/22/2020

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    Amazing!!!!!!!

    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
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    Maggie S · Married on 11/16/2019

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    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
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    Cassie chandler · Married on 11/15/2019

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    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

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Ben Pila FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?
    $ 700
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package?
    $ 700.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?
    Ceremony Music
    Cocktail Hour Music
    Music During Breaks
    Sound/PA System
    Travel Expenses
  • What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
    Instrumental - Solo
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)?
    1 - 3
  • What instruments does your group play?
    Guitar
  • What services do you provide?
    Ceremony Music
    Cocktail Hour Music
    Learn New Songs
    Microphones
    Music During Breaks
    Reception Music
    Rehearsal Dinner Music
    Sound/PA System

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