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Carl Benevides

Faculty: Saxophone


Carl Benevides's Bio

Carl is excited to bring his twenty seven years of teaching experience to The Real School of Music. He received his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from University of Massachusetts at Lowell and his Masters degree in Education from Plymouth State University. He is currently the Director of Music at Souhegan High School in Amherst, New Hampshire. His current teaching duties include directing the jazz ensemble, concert band, pep band and music technology. At the NH state level, Carl has served on the Executive Board of the New Hampshire Music Educators Association as All-State Band Chair, Director, Solo and Ensemble Chair and Jazz Auditions Host.

As a clinician, Carl has done sessions at the Berklee College of Music, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Gordon College and the NH All-State Conference in jazz studies and music technology and its ties to music education. Carl has done his workshop Speaking the Jazz Language at both the NH All-State Conference and the NH Jazz All-State Festival. Carl has done his workshop Tech Toys for Music Educators and Sound Recording for School Ensembles at both the NH Fall and Spring All-State Conferences, the New England Band Directors Institute and the MENC All-Eastern Conference in Baltimore, MD. Carl was also on faculty at Phillips Exeter Academy where he taught jazz ensemble and jazz combo from 2013-2020. He has also taught the NH Youth Jazz Ensemble and saxophone at the Manchester Community Music School and the University of New Hampshire’s Summer Youth Music School.

Carl is also an active performing musician. As a saxophonist for Carnival Cruise Lines, he has played extensively in the Caribbean. As a member of the 215th Army Concert and Jazz Bands, he has performed in the United States, Greece, the Netherlands, and Jamaica. Carl has performed and recorded with the Evan Goodrow Band and continues to perform regularly throughout New England.

Carl currently resides in North Andover, MA with his fiancé Sharon and their two awesome pups Mickey and Doogie.


Carl is definitely not a Disney princess but he did run the Disneyworld Princess Half Marathon in 2019.


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