Milwaukee Area Technical College - Music Occupations & Audio Production Programs

Ben Hans

Ben Hans is a musician and music instructor in
the greater Milwaukee area. As well as keeping a busy performance schedule throughout the Upper Midwest, Ben teaches music classes and percussion studies at Milwaukee Area Technical College. He also instructs more than fifty private music students in his private studio.  In addition to leading his own jazz trio, Ben performs as a freelance artist and has performed with the following: Chuck Hedges, Jack Grassel, Barry Harris, James Dallas, Jeff Schroedl, the Steve Peplin Ensemble, Berkeley Fudge, Kirk Tatnall, Swing Nouveau, Swingset Police, and many others.  An active member of the Percussive Arts Society, Ben holds an Associates Degree in Music from the Milwaukee Area Technical College, and a Bachelors Degree in Music from the University of Wisconsin. Ben is an adjudicator and charter member of the I.A.T.D. (International Association of Traditional Drummers certificate #129) examined by drumming legend John S. Pratt. Ben is also an author for the Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation and has written two books, “Workin’ Drums: 50 Solos for Drumset” and “40 Intermediate Snare Drum Solos.” Ben is an endorser of Istanbul Agop Handmade Turkish cymbals and is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team. For contact information and updated performance schedule, check the website at

Ben’s Recording Credits Include:
“Jazz Formosa” Sunrise Records
“Drums! Bass! Guitar!” Ben Hans Trio, Coffee Road Records
“Distracting You, Distracting Me” Joann Riedl, Dirtbike Records
The Hal Leonard “Jazz Guitar Method” Hal Leonard Publications, by Jeff Schroedl
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