Since graduating with honors from the Berklee College of Music, Benjamin Saporito has enjoyed a musically diverse career as a performing percussionist in the New York City metropolitan area. In addition to performing, Mr. Saporito maintains a thriving drum lesson studio that welcomes students of all ages and capabilities.
M.A.T. Music Education, Montclair State University, 2021
B.A. in Music Performance, Berklee College of Music, 2016, cum laude
Studies with: Terri Lyne Carrington, Casey Scheuerell, Sergio Bellotti, Kim Plainfield, Jon Hazilla, and Mark Walker
Berklee College of Music Five-Week Program, 2012
Ridgewood High School, 2011
NJPAC Jazz for Teens, 2010-2011 scholarship
New York State Summer Music Festival, 2009-2010 scholarship
Mr. Saporito has performed and/or recorded with, The New York Pops, The American Composers Orchestra, The New York Jazzharmonic Trio, The Boston Conservatory songwriter’s showcase, Vanessa Racci, David Shenton, Vin Mott’s Rhythm and Blues Band and Vintage Ego to name a few. Additionally, he has played regional productions of Spelling Bee, The Addams Family, Songs for a New World, Heathers, Footloose, Annie, Hairspray, Mama Mia, 13, A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Pippin, and Rent.
Mr. Saporito has enjoyed an eight-year career as a private drum instructor, serving students at their homes and at his two studio locations in Northern New Jersey. In addition to Saporito’s lesson studio, he continues to hold various adjunct teaching positions at schools in the New Jersey area and is proud to have earned a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing from the New Jersey Department of Education.
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