Ben Starner is a Skagit County, Washington State native born and raised. Ben has always loved music and has been playing the piano since the age of 12, getting a jump-start from his sister when she taught him Scott Joplin's classic rag "The Entertainer."
This led to his piano lessons with the first five years of playing saturated in the genres of ragtime and stride, solidifying his musical foundation
and continuing to be his favored styles.
Today, Ben's love of music and excellent ear affords him the ability to enjoy and perform multiple genres, not forsaking his first loves (jazz and ragtime) but in the true spirit of these styles, adds to the richness of his musical artistry.