Mentee and fellow Pitchfork of Duke University

 Ben was one of the most influential men in my life. From the moment I joined the Pitchforks, Ben took me under his wing. He was my piano teacher and a very strict one at that. I would often sit in awe as he would effortlessly move up and down the keys. After he was finished he would shrug it off as if it were nothing and my heart would sink when he said "now its your turn". He was so patient with me despite my horrendous playing and he made me feel like I had a chance to be as good as him one day. He instilled a passion for piano playing and music that I will hold near and dear to me for the rest of my life. He was truly a giant among men and I am grateful for the gift of having known him. Thank you Ben

-Judner Attys