My name is Ben Fairbank and I grew up in Wakefield Massachusetts.  At age 7 I started my musical training on piano. I also played viola before switching to alto saxophone in sixth grade.  I always loved music but never loved PLAYING music until I picked up a friend’s guitar.  I was generally into learning classic rock blues and heavy metal tunes but I also studied jazz.  At Wakefield High School I played in the school’s jazz big band and later at Northfield Mount Hermon School I played in the small jazz improv ensemble. I graduated from NMH in 1993.  After high school I attended Boston University. At BU I studied marine biology but also took some music courses.  I also started writing songs and playing coffee houses and eventually started my first band.  I quickly realized that music was where my talent lies and left BU to try to “make it” in music.  Unfortunately, things never go as planned. However,  I found myself attending Berklee College of Music where I had the privilege of studying with some of the world’s finest musicians.  At Berklee,  I concentrated on guitar and improvisation while studying music theory and arranging.  I achieved Deans List honors every semester.  While at Berklee I also was involved in several musical projects including the funk/ soul band Greesome .  For 8 years I played in MOAB a cover/jam band that had a weekly gig in Beverly, MA. During that time I also played with Richard James and the Name Changers .  We played all over the North East and Eastern Canada. Check us out on Itunes. We also released a Music Video that we are really proud of!  I recently relocated to the great state of Maine with my wife Alicia and my son Thelonious. I love being able to share my passion for music with my students. I’m also a HUGE Boston sports fan and I love to fish! That just about says it all!