Ben Collins - Pianist / Keyboardist | Victoria, British Columbia

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Country: Canada
Based In: Victoria, British Columbia
From: $150
I’ve been playing Piano for 8 years now, with a diploma in Music Performance and RCM Grade 8 Music Theory. I’ve transcribed and know how to play 1500+ songs by ear, all in different eras and genres. My playing style specialises in Easy Listening and Concert Style.
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My services range from playing easy listening songs of many eras that will surprise with you with lots of nostalgia, to personal music quizzes where I play a short song and see if you can guess the name of it. You can also challenge my repertoire and ask me if I know a specific song.


Way too many to mention here, since I currently know 1500+ songs. I prefer to play songs I know at random depending on the mood and setting, unless a specific song is requested.


Hi! My name’s Ben, and I’m a 24 year old self taught piano player, specialising in Pop and Jazz music. I’ve been playing for 8 years, acquired my Diploma in Music Performance, and enjoy transcribing / arranging as many songs as possible. I will normally perform random songs that best suit the environment, but don’t be afraid to ask for requests, no matter how uncommon the song is!

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My experience started at 18, where I performed at small restaurants and on public pianos. My most enjoyable performance was when I performed for the grand reopening of a senior care home, and the piano was festooned with Elton John decorations. I met the Archbishop of British Columbia, and played only Elton John songs for 2 hours straight! I learnt how to play 12 of his songs just for this event.

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Physical Characteristics

Height: 176cm
Weight: 77kg
Chest: Slim
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde
Shoe Size: 9 (CAN)
Skin Tone: White

Meet the Act

I got started as a 17 year old when someone did a perfect pitch test on me. As a result, I realised that I must take advantage of such a gift; so I began to teach myself piano. Within 3 years I had began my music diploma, and had accomplished my RCM Grade 8 in flying colours. I then spent the next 5 years refining my craft, doing assignments and increasing my repertoire as high as humanly possible.
One interesting fact about me is that my dream was to be a part of eSports, an online gaming competition with millions of dollars as its prize pool. I almost managed it too, and learned a lot abo ...

Virtual Services Offer

Online Piano Lessons

I can teach you everything I know - mainly Pop/Jazz by ear - at $25 CAD every 30 minutes or $40 CAD every 1 hour. It will be done over Zoom.

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