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Bennie D.
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Anyone can learn to sing
I studied voice at Duquesne University and privately with Sam Klingensmith at Accordworks. I do perform as a pianist/vocalist at country clubs and other venues. I believe in teaching a conscientious diaphragmatic breathing support as well as Italian and Germanic vowels, awareness of resonation and ear training, and interpretation.
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Hello. If you want to learn to play and understand piano and music,... I can help you! I teach, play and compose a variety of styles, such as pop, rock, blues, classical, jazz, and new-age music. I can show you how to listen to a recording and to play it without written music. Also, I can teach you to read a lead sheet/fake book/chord chart or the grand staff for piano. I can teach you simple or fancy chords/scales/songs. I have played keyboard and or piano for the "Diana Ross Show Review", "Beatlemania" and various notable restaurants/clubs in Pittsburgh, Pa. I studied music at Duquesne University and studied privately with Frank Cunimondo for Jazz improvisation. I enjoy helping students learn to play the piano and understand music. We will have a good time. I can teach you the fundamentals and beyond and help you pursue all of your musical goals. Please listen to my CD, "Spaces With Time". I hope you enjoy it. Ready to play? Let's schedule some lessons together soon.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 1992

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Music Theory

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Teaches ages 5+

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Avatar of the tutor
Bennie D.
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Anyone can learn to sing
I studied voice at Duquesne University and privately with Sam Klingensmith at Accordworks. I do perform as a pianist/vocalist at country clubs and other venues. I believe in teaching a conscientious diaphragmatic breathing support as well as Italian and Germanic vowels, awareness of resonation and ear training, and interpretation.
About Bennie D.

Hello. If you want to learn to play and understand piano and music,... I can help you! I teach, play and compose a variety of styles, such as pop, rock, blues, classical, jazz, and new-age music. I can show you how to listen to a recording and to play it without written music. Also, I can teach you to read a lead sheet/fake book/chord chart or the grand staff for piano. I can teach you simple or fancy chords/scales/songs. I have played keyboard and or piano for the "Diana Ross Show Review", "Beatlemania" and various notable restaurants/clubs in Pittsburgh, Pa. I studied music at Duquesne University and studied privately with Frank Cunimondo for Jazz improvisation. I enjoy helping students learn to play the piano and understand music. We will have a good time. I can teach you the fundamentals and beyond and help you pursue all of your musical goals. Please listen to my CD, "Spaces With Time". I hope you enjoy it. Ready to play? Let's schedule some lessons together soon.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 1992

Education

Music Theory

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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Bennie Dervin is the best piano player, composer, teacher, and all around musician EVER!! His expertise transcends all barriers. I have featured his music in my Hollywood TV series, and people from LA and all over the world rave to me about his phenomenal skills. He works hard at everything he does, going the extra mile. His passion for the art of music is pure and anyone who works with him is blessed-I know I am!! SO GRATEFUL!! 5 STARS HIGHLY RECOMMEND !!!

Posted Mar 4, 2022
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Bennie draws on years of experience and knowledge to help you grow and develop your own skills and achieve your goals as a seasoned musician. Professional or otherwise.

Posted Feb 1, 2022
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Bennie is a knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic teacher/tutor. He is very flexible and never looks at the time pass, not even when it passes his lesson hour. He is giving me a lot of helpful advices to make me improving. Each lesson with him is different and brings me more suggestions and new perspectives. I highly recommend Bennie as teacher/tutor.

Posted Jan 15, 2022
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Multi Keyboardist and Pianist
Sep 1979 - Apr 1986
Pinoy Show Band
I have played Piano and/or Keyboards for the "Diana Ross Show Review", "Beatlemania" and with bands or solo at various notable restaurant/clubs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including the Grand Concourse. I studied music at Duquesne University and studied privately with Frank Cunimondo for Jazz improvisation. I toured with the Pinoy show band (a Top 40 Las Vegas-style revue band). I played Piano, created and played the string arrangements for multi-keyboards and synthesizers. I learned every part by ear and transcribed to lead sheet/chord charts.
Music Theory
Sep 1983 - Sep 1984
Berklee College of Music; Boston, MA
Piano Music Education
Sep 1975 - Sep 1978
Duquesne University; Pittsburgh, PA
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Bennie D. Music Publishing, B.M.I
Jun 1993
Broadcast Music Industries ( B.M.I)
Associate member of B.M.I as a song writer and publisher

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Instructor details
Vocal Training
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Summit Street McKeesport
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
60 minutes
$70
90 minutes
$105
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30