Benjamin Riley is a classical and acoustic guitarist, singer, songwriter, writer and music educator. He has a Bachelor’s of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Nyack College and is a graduate of Berklee College of Music’s Master Guitar Certificate Program. Ben performs his unique blend of folk-rock and classical guitar music at a wide variety of venues throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. Ben teaches guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, beginner piano, and music theory lessons privately and at Rivertown Music. Ben has written articles on music and education for Life Learning Magazine, Tipping Points Magazine, Grey House Publishing, and The Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning and also completed a one year internship with the College Music Society from 2018 – 2019, where he served as content editor for their academic journal College Music Symposium. He is currently a graduate student at Hunter College, where he is pursuing an M.A. in Music with a concentration in Music Theory, and is a culture reporter for The Envoy.