Mohab Benjamin comes to us as a recent transplant from LA, and originally from Egypt. He started studying the piano at the young age of 4 at the Alexandria Conservatoire under the local superstar Amani Al-Tabrizi, then later under Madam Lia Dampra. At the age of 14 he started taking the ABRSM piano and theory exams, then followed that with the Piano Diploma from the RCM in Canada.
He moved to the United States in 2010 to further his musical education, which he culminated by obtaining a dual Master’s Degrees in Choral and Orchestral Conducting, as well as Composition. The few years gap between finishing his last Piano Diploma and pursuing his Master’s, Mohab was a very active musician in Egypt and toured the surrounding countries as well as a pianist, composer, and director. His musical palette goes far beyond the classical realm into the pop, jazz, and other ethnic music genres. His second biggest passion after the piano is certainly the human voice where he enjoys working and directing choirs of different ages and backgrounds immensely.
Finally, as a session, live musician, and producer, Mohab is truly excited about the incredible possibilities the Bay Area music scene has to offer. His core belief is that music should be sought after in every possible way, both in academic and more fluid environments.
We are excited to have Mohab, an enthusiastic and experienced teacher, at Golden Key Piano School’s team.