Ben Dorfan (B.A. Music, Oberlin College) believes the primary role of a teacher is to help the student reach their goals quickly and effectively. Employing a patient and kind teaching style, he recognizes that each student learns differently. Ben serves as President of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, Santa Cruz County Branch, and Musician Liaison for Santa Cruz Chamber Players. Currently, he is pursuing a D.M.A. in Music Composition at UC Santa Cruz.