Noel Benkman
Music Instructor

Fine Arts and Communication Division
     (925) 639-2954

Foothill campus
Office Hours:
Virtual (Online) Office Hours: Thursdays 3:00-4:00 pm
- Phone/text 925.639.2954 or
- By prior arrangement: Skype video conferencing (tag is "noel.benkman")
- Also, any other time by appointment.

Course information:
I teach MUS 001 - Introduction to Music - online. For more information about the class visit http://globalaccess.wikispaces.com .

Noel Benkman teaches music at Foothill College. He has performed on numerous concert tours including throughout China and was awarded Honorary Visiting Professor of Music by Shanxi Art College in Taiyuan, China. He performed the Rhapsody in Blue with the New American Orchestra in the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics in Los Angeles and for 60,000 people at the Qingdao International Festival in China.

20th Century Music wrote, "Superb performance... he shows that rare talent of performing music as if creating it on the spot... Pianist Noel Benkman plays with an aplomb and fluidity that only years of experience may allow." The Yosemite Conservancy described his performances at the Ahwanhee Hotel in Yosemite as, "It was magical - an intimate performance by a talented artist.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music - B.Mus.
Stony Brook University - M.Mus.
Stanford University - Classical Studies

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