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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Recommended by 100% of couples
Jonathan · Married on 03/09/2019
Ideal wedding sounds
I'm so glad Ben was able to play both our ceremony and cocktail hour. He made it easy to plan before the big day, and on the day of truly provided the perfect sounds for our guests and us. The ceremony was made even more beautiful by his talents. His ability to play multiple styles was also a huge asset as we wanted a tango and flamenco heavy cocktail hour. I wouldn't hesitate to call Ben for a social or business event in the future.Sent on 03/19/2019
Chelsea · Married on 04/22/2018
Ben did an absolutely amazing job playing the guitar for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He was always available during the planning process and made everything smooth and easy. Friends of mine complimented the songs he played and we were all very impressed by his talent. Thanks Ben!!Sent on 05/17/2018
Cristina · Married on 04/21/2018
Ben was fantastic. He read our crowd very well, was on time, professional and worth every penny. He plays beautifully and many of our guests remarked how incredible he was. I wish we could hire him again.Sent on 05/05/2018