Growing up Ben was surrounded by a beautiful family that gave him more love than he knew what to do with. He has a mixed musical background that both taught him how to work on a stage and run a stage. His mother was a worship leader at church and his father was a sound engineer. Ben started to teach himself piano at the age of 6, learning a variety of songs by ear. By the age of 8 he was involved in his first musical theatre production at a local high school (his Aunt Brook was the director). At age 10 he was the lead in a local Opera (Amahl and the Night Visitors). He was heavily involved in theatre all through high school. On the other side of the musical spectrum he had an undeniable passion for jazz music. His father would play the infamous Frank Sinatra Duets II album for as long as Ben can remember. "There was a track on there... Mack the Knife, I think. My dad would play that damn song so loud that you couldn't help but sing along to it."
Upon his graduation of high school in 2010, he founded B.A. Studios in his home. "It was a simple recording studio, one room and a vocal booth... but it got the job done." One of the most valuable people that helped him with this project was his Uncle Ken. Ken Arndt is a local engineer at Church On the Rock STL.
In 2012 he opened his brand new recording studio with the help of his best friend and recording artist Taylor Wissmann. The new studio features a massive control room/ live room/ and isolation chamber. Both Ben and Taylor plan on launching a Christian Record Label in 2013. "The studio would not have been even remotely possible without the financial backers the largest of which was my mawmaw (Pam Kreienheder), and for those of you who don't know she is one of the most amazing women in the world."
So far everything has been going great for Ben he is a manager of two wonderful artists, producing countless musicians and best of all still dreaming. "I have to say that by far I have to thank my mom for being so unbelievably supportive in all of my musical conquests... I mean, come one, what other mother would give up her finished basement for their kid to.... destroy....."
At the end of the day all of this would never have been possible without the blessings that God continues to pour into Ben's life and there isn't a day that goes by where he doesn't thank God for it all!