Noel Benkman
Music Instructor

Fine Arts and Communication Division
     (925) 639-2954

Foothill campus
Office Hours:
Online Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am
- Phone/text/facetime 925.639.2954 or
- Synchronous Chat in class website or
- By prior arrangement: Skype video conferencing (tag is "noel.benkman")
- Also, any other time by appointment.

Noel Benkman teaches Introduction to Music and Music Fundamentals at Foothill College this year. He has taught music at six California community colleges, including De Anza.

As a concert pianist he has performed four solo concert tours of China and was awarded Honorary Visiting Professor of Music by Shanxi Art College in Taiyuan, China. He frequently performs with the Oakland Symphony/Jazz Mafia cellist Rebecca Roudman. He has a solo CD Yosemite Suite on the Lushtone record label.

Noel Benkman is also an eLearning developer and currently consults with education and corporate clients. He received two Codie Award nominations in 2001 and 2003 for his work with Teacher Universe and Riverdeep Interactive Learning.
He is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Stony Brook University. He lives in Orinda, California with his wife Valerie and has two grown sons.

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