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Bennie D.

Professional musician teaches piano and theory

Professional musician teaches piano and theory

$60/hour

  • 8 hours tutoring

  • Mckeesport, PA 15132

About Bennie


Bio

I have been teaching piano over 40 years.

I have a new student that has been with me for 2 months and is now playing the song "Piano Man". He is also playing classical music, improvising blues and rock and roll riffs. I am the teacher that can get you going. Expect the best and I will give you the results. I can teach any style that you want to play. I have played with Beatlemania and other famous celebrities. I have worked at Harrah's in Atlantic City and also played behind numerous...

I have been teaching piano over 40 years.

I have a new student that has been with me for 2 months and is now playing the song "Piano Man". He is also playing classical music, improvising blues and rock and roll riffs. I am the teacher that can get you going. Expect the best and I will give you the results. I can teach any style that you want to play. I have played with Beatlemania and other famous celebrities. I have worked at Harrah's in Atlantic City and also played behind numerous celebrities. If you want a great teacher and a wonderful experience, please look no further.

I have written over 200 songs and many soundtracks and compositions. I understand counterpoint, contemporary jazz theory and can play anything from Bach, Beethoven, Bon Jovi and the Beatles. I can teach anything that you want to learn about the piano or music theory and also show you how to learn from just listening to a recording.

The sooner you contact me, the sooner you'll be on your way to achieving your goals. I am looking forward to meeting all of you.


Education

Duquesne University School of Music
Piano

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Mckeesport, PA 15132
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I have composed, recorded and produced two Compact Discs. I am currently teaching and I have studied composition with Joseph Wilcox Jenkins at Duquesne University. I have also studied Contemporary Jazz Theory privately with Frank Cunnimondo.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I was a piano major at Duquesne University and have studied Jazz piano with privately with Frank Cunnimondo. I teach the traditional Pedagogical approach, reading, technique, scales, and arpeggios and all the standard repertoire. I do focus on breathing and the weighted arm drop and equal transferred weight to all the fingers. I also can teach how to play by ear. I play Classical and Jazz and have a huge repertoire of standards and popular music.

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Piano

Piano

I was a piano major at Duquesne University and have studied Jazz piano with privately with Frank Cunnimondo. I teach the traditional Pedagogical approach, reading, technique, scales, and arpeggios and all the standard repertoire. I do focus on breathing and the weighted arm drop and equal transferred weight to all the fingers. I also can teach how to play by ear. I play Classical and Jazz and have a huge repertoire of standards and popular music.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I have composed, recorded and produced two Compact Discs. I am currently teaching and I have studied composition with Joseph Wilcox Jenkins at Duquesne University. I have also studied Contemporary Jazz Theory privately with Frank Cunnimondo.
Piano,

Piano

I was a piano major at Duquesne University and have studied Jazz piano with privately with Frank Cunnimondo. I teach the traditional Pedagogical approach, reading, technique, scales, and arpeggios and all the standard repertoire. I do focus on breathing and the weighted arm drop and equal transferred weight to all the fingers. I also can teach how to play by ear. I play Classical and Jazz and have a huge repertoire of standards and popular music.
Songwriting,

Songwriting

I use techniques such as alliteration when writing lyrics as well as finding a song in a particular idiomatic style that appeals to me. Another technique I like to use is create the melody, then the bass line. This will insure a solid foundation for the other instruments. I am getting some nice results from my students. I have been writing songs for forty years and I am a publisher and songwriter with B.M.I. I have my own personal production studio. I am using "Studio One" Digital audio workstation. It is a great way to teach songwriting.
Voice (Music),

Voice (Music)

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.
Music Theory

Summer

Piano

Piano

I was a piano major at Duquesne University and have studied Jazz piano with privately with Frank Cunnimondo. I teach the traditional Pedagogical approach, reading, technique, scales, and arpeggios and all the standard repertoire. I do focus on breathing and the weighted arm drop and equal transferred weight to all the fingers. I also can teach how to play by ear. I play Classical and Jazz and have a huge repertoire of standards and popular music.

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Very friendly, knowledgeable, and patient teacher

It has been a great experience learning playing the piano with Bennie. I learned so many things from him on techniques and music theories. If you are a well motivated person, you can learn even more. He is ready to answers all kinds of questions.

Lin, 7 lessons with Bennie

$60/hour

Bennie D.

$60/hour

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