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Ben Pila Acoustic Guitarist from Tampa, FL

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 64 Reviews
  • 107 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2014
  • 11 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $400 per event

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Ben Pila has performed for five U.S. Presidents, the Pope, at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Met Museum, and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Pila is classically trained, but also plays pop music on one guitar. His book, Pop Standards for Fingerstyle Guitar, includes 15 songs that are “expertly arranged and recorded” (Hal Leonard). Pila has been featured on NBC’s Today Show and NPR’s From the Top. He’s been a soloist with the Florida Orchestra and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. He's won ASCAP’s Best Performance of a Contemporary Work and is the only classical guitarist ever named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Pila received his bachelor’s degree from FSU, his master’s degree from Juilliard, and his Doctoral degree from the USC. He currently lives in Tampa, Florida, and is a professor of humanities and music at Polk State College.

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Review by Rosario R.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on January 27, 2024From Dunedin, FL

Ben Pila did not disappoint. Everybody enjoyed his music during my sister’s wedding reception. He is also very professional.

Review by Christina C.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on October 29, 2023From Tampa, FL

Ben is extremely talented and professional. We truly appreciate your work Ben! You made our cocktail hour at our wedding just amazing. It was the perfect touch.

Review by Susan I.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on April 7, 2023From Palmetto, FL

Ben played for my husband’s 90th Birthday Party. Ben Pila met and exceeded all of our expectations. A true professional, he arrived at our venue early, was a delight to meet, played beautifully while our friends gathered and then continued throughout dinner. He even played “Happy Birthday” so we could serenade my husband! We highly recommend Ben Pila.

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Song List 

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  • POPULAR SONGS ARRANGED FOR SOLO GUITAR
  • Say Something | A Great Big World
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Harold Arlen
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me | Louis Armstrong
  • Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • I Want it That Way | Backstreet Boys
  • Pompeii | Bastille
  • We Belong | Pat Benatar
  • The Luckiest | Ben Folds
  • Time To Say Goodbye | Andrea Bochelli
  • Living on a Prayer | Bon Jovi
  • The First Day of My Life | Bright Eyes
  • Someone You Loved | Lewis Capaldi
  • Hard to Say I'm Sorry | Chicago
  • Signe | Eric Clapton
  • Wonderful Tonight | Eric Clapton
  • Fix You | Coldplay
  • The Scientist | Coldplay
  • Viva La Vida | Coldplay
  • Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley
  • Flowers | Miley Cyrus
  • Wrecking Ball | Miley Cyrus
  • Crash Into Me | Dave Matthews Band
  • Lover Lay Down | Dave Matthews Band
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane | John Denver
  • Sweet Caroline | Neil Diamond
  • My Heart Will Go On | Celine Dion
  • A Whole New World | Disney
  • Beauty and the Beast | Disney
  • Be Our Guest | Disney
  • Under the Sea | Disney
  • Game of Thrones | Ramin Djawadi
  • Wagon Wheel | Bob Dylan
  • Hotel California | The Eagles
  • Mean to Me | Brett Eldridge
  • Landslide | Fleetwood Mac
  • Hackensack | Fountains of Wayne
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me | Frank Sinatra
  • We Are Young | Fun.
  • Killing Me Softly | Charles Fox/The Fugees
  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) | Green Day
  • Linus and Lucy | Vince Guaraldi
  • This Land is Your Land | Woody Guthrie
  • All Of Me | John Legend
  • Demons | Imagine Dragons
  • Radioactive | Imagine Dragons
  • Heartbeats | Jose Gonzalez
  • Piano Man | Billy Joel
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight | Elton John
  • Tiny Dancer | Elton John
  • Better Together | Jack Johnson
  • I Got You | Jack Johnson
  • Over the Rainbow | Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
  • White Sandy Beach | Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
  • Stand By Me | Ben E. King
  • Storybook Love (Princess Bride) | Mark Knopfler
  • Super Mario Bros. | Koji Kondo
  • Stairway to Heaven | Led Zeppelin
  • Imagine | John Lennon
  • It's Impossible | Armando Manzanero
  • Redemption Song | Bob Marley
  • Grenade | Bruno Mars
  • Right Here Waiting | Richard Marx
  • Daughters | John Mayer
  • American Pie | Don McLean
  • Don't Worry Be Happy | Bobby McFerrin
  • Nothing Else Matters | Metallica
  • The Unforgiven | Metallica
  • Starships | Nicki Minaj
  • I Melt With You | Modern English
  • Gabriel's Oboe | Ennio Morricone
  • The Good, The Bad & The Ugly | Ennio Morricone
  • I'm Yours | Jason Mraz
  • I Won't Give Up | Jason Mraz
  • Little Lion Man | Mumford and Sons
  • She is Love | Oasis
  • This is Me | Benj Pasek (The Greatest Showman)
  • Last Kiss | Pearl Jam
  • Puff the Magic Dragon | Peter, Paul & Mary
  • This is Love (Wedding Song) | Peter, Paul & Mary
  • A Thousand Years | Christina Perri
  • Hey There Delilah | Plain White T's
  • Only Fools Rush In | Elvis Presley
  • Bohemian Rhapsody | Queen
  • (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay | Otis Redding
  • Dee | Randy Rhoads
  • The Godfather Theme | Nino Rota
  • Thinking Out Loud | Ed Sheeran
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water | Simon and Garfunkel
  • Scarborough Fair | Simon and Garfunkel
  • Sound of Silence | Simon and Garfunkel
  • Don't You (Forget About Me) | Simple Minds
  • You've Got a Friend | James Taylor
  • Mad World | Tears for Fears
  • The Weight | The Band
  • All You Need is Love | The Beatles
  • Here Comes the Sun | The Beatless
  • Here, There and Everywhere | The Beatles
  • Hey Jude | The Beatles
  • In My Life | The Beatles
  • Something | The Beatles
  • Til There Was You | The Beatles
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps | The Beatles
  • Yesterday | The Beatles
  • Ho Hey | The Lumineers
  • Fake Empire | The National
  • Here Comes Your Man | The Pixies
  • Wild Horses | The Rolling Stones
  • Africa | Toto
  • Tetris Theme Song (Korobeiniki) | Trad. Russian
  • Hey Soul Sister | Train
  • Marry Me | Train
  • From This Moment | Shania Twain
  • With or Without You | U2
  • La Bamba | Ritchie Valens
  • Brown Eyed Girl | Van Morrison
  • Have I Told You Lately | Van Morrison
  • Besame Mucho | Consuelo Velazquez
  • Shut Up and Dance | Walk the Moon
  • That's Amore | Harry Warren/Jack Brooks
  • Harry Potter Theme Song | John Williams
  • Star Wars Theme Song | John Williams
  • Classical Gas | Mason Williams
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Theme | Hans Zimmer
  • TRADITIONAL WEDDING MUSIC
  • Romance | Anonymous
  • Air on a G String | J.S. Bach
  • Jesu Joy Of Man's Desire | Bach
  • Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 | Bach
  • Prelude in C (Well-Tempered Clavier) | Bach
  • Ode To Joy | L.V. Beethoven
  • Simple Gifts | Joseph Brackett
  • Trumpet Voluntary | Jeremiah Clarke
  • Canon in D | Johann Pachelbel
  • O Mi Babbino Caro | Giacomo Puccini
  • Un Bel Di | Puccini
  • Ave Maria | Franz Schubert
  • Bridal Chorus | Felix Mendelssohn
  • Here Comes the Bride | Richard Wagner
  • Spring from the Four Seasons | Antonio Vivaldi
  • SPANISH CLASSICAL GUITAR
  • Asturias/Leyenda | Isaac Albeniz
  • Cataluna | Albeniz
  • Granada | Albeniz
  • Rumores de la Caleta | Albeniz
  • Sevilla | Albeniz
  • Homenaje | Manuel De Falla
  • Siete Canciones Espanoles Populares | Falla
  • The Miller's Dance | Falla
  • Variaciones Para Un Tema de Sor | Miguel Llobet
  • Fantasia X | Alonso Mudarra
  • Cancion del Emporador | Luis de Narvaez
  • Guardame las Vacas | Narvaez
  • Concierto de Aranjuez | Joaquin Rodrigo
  • Fantasia Para Un Gentilehombre | Rodrigo
  • Invocacion y Danza | Rodrigo
  • Tres Piezas Espanoles | Rodrigo
  • Cancion y Danza | Antonio Ruiz-Pipo
  • Canarios | Gaspar Sanz
  • Espanoleta | Sanz
  • Rujero y Paradetas | Sanz
  • Villano | Sanz
  • Segovia Estudios 1, 5, 17 | Fernando Sor
  • Adelita | Francisco Tarrega
  • Capricho Arabe | Tarrega
  • Lagrima | Tarrega
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra | Tarrega
  • Malaguena | Traditional
  • FLAMENCO GUITAR
  • Impetu (Buleria) | Mario Escudero
  • Refeljo de Luna | Paco de Lucia
  • Guajiras de Lucia | Lucia
  • Bario la Vina | Lucia
  • Herencia Latina | Paco Pena
  • Punta y Tacon | Sabicas
  • Mantilla de Feria | Esteban Sanlucar
  • Malaguena | Traditional Spanish
  • Various Solea Falsetas | Traditional Flamenco Dance Form
  • CLASSICAL GUITAR
  • Day by Day | Oscar Ahnfelt
  • La Catedral | Augustine Barrios
  • Una Limosna Por El Amor de Dios | Barrios
  • Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007 | J.S Bach
  • Lute Suite No. 1, BWV 996 | Bach
  • Prelude, BWV 999 | Bach
  • Habanera | George Bizet
  • Mysterious Habitats | Dusan Bogdanovich
  • Cancion de Cuna | Leo Brouwer
  • Un Dia de Noviembre | Brouwer
  • Koyunbaba | Carlo Domeniconi
  • Appalachian Dreams | John Duarte
  • Tango en Skai | Roland Dyens
  • Sarabande | George Frederich Handel
  • Air | Ian Krouse
  • Valse Venezolano Nos. 2 & 3 | Antonio Lauro
  • Farewell to Stromness | Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Evocacion | Jose Luis Merlin
  • Catedral de Los Pajaros | Merlin
  • Hungarian Fantasy | Johann Kaspar Mertz
  • Sounds of Bells | Joao Pernambuco
  • Se Ela Perguntar | Dilermando Reis
  • Greensleeves | Traditional English
  • Wild Mountain Thyme | Traditional Scottish
  • Solo Works | Heitor Villa-Lobos
  • El Choclo | Angel Villoldo
  • Concerto in D, RV 93 | Antonio Vivaldi
  • In Sorrow's Wake | Andrew York
  • Sunburst | York
  • Sunday Morning Overcast | York
  • Waiting for Dawn | Andrew York
  • GUITAR AND FLUTE
  • Bourree | Bach
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring | Bach
  • Sleepers Wake | Bach
  • Barbara Allen | Robert Beaser
  • Entr'acte from Carmen | George Bizet
  • Habanera from Carmen | Bizet
  • Siete Canciones Populares | Manuel de Falla
  • Pavane, Op. 50 | Gabriel Faure
  • Sicilienne | Faure
  • My Sky at Twilight | Peter Maunu
  • Various Brazilian Choro Selections | Pixinguinha
  • Gymnopedie I | Erik Satie
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra | Francisco Tarrega
  • Scarborough Fair | Traditional English
  • Cancion de Cuna | Traditional Cuban
  • JEWISH SONGS
  • Hanukkah Blessings | Hanukkah Song
  • I have a Little Dreidel | Hanukkah Song
  • O Hanukkah, O Haukkah | Hanukkah Song
  • Sevivon, Sov, So, Sov | Hanukkah Song
  • Sunrise, Sunset | Jerry Boch/Sheldon Harnick
  • Jerusalem of Gold | Jewish Traditional
  • Erev She Shoshanim | Jewish Traditional
  • Dodi Li | Jewish Traditional
  • Al Kol Ele | Jewish Traditional
  • Hatikvah | Jewish Traditional
  • M'heiro | Yaakov Shwekey
  • CHRISTMAS MUSIC
  • Come All Ye Faithful
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy | Tchaikovsky
  • Deck the Halls
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
  • Joy to the World
  • Silent Night
  • The First Noel
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

April 6, 2024 • Wedding Reception
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Orlando, FL
February 15, 2025 • Wedding
Sat3:30 PM - 7:00 PM Saint Petersburg, FL

Past Events

January 28, 2024 • Wedding Reception
Sun5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Orlando, FL
December 16, 2023 • Wedding Reception
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dunedin, FL
October 14, 2023 • Wedding Reception
Sat5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Tampa, FL
July 8, 2023 • Anniversary Party
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sarasota, FL
April 6, 2023 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Thu5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Palmetto, FL
March 1, 2023 • Corporate Function
Wed6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Clearwater, FL
February 22, 2023 • Corporate Function
Wed5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Clearwater, FL
December 30, 2022 • Wedding Ceremony
Fri3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Dunedin, FL
December 3, 2022 • Private Party
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sarasota, FL
November 4, 2022 • Celebration
Fri7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Tampa, FL
September 21, 2022 • Corporate Function
Wed6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Clearwater, FL
April 30, 2022 • Wedding
Sat6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Tampa, FL

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