Bennie Dervin

Bennie D.

Pittsburgh, PA

About Bennie D.

Bennie teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 1992
Last sign in: 3 days ago

Overview

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 restaurant/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", on the "Bandcamp.com" website. I hope you enjoy it.

Ready to play? Let's schedule some lessons together soon.

Photos and Videos

Piano playing, Original Music, Newage,Beetoven Jazz,

Experience

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.

Education

Music Theory

Sep 1983 - Sep 1984
Berklee College of Music; Boston, MA

Piano Music Education

Sep 1975 - Sep 1978
Duquesne University; Pittsburgh, PA

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Bennie Dervin 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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1 Review on Bennie D.

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Bob S. Jan 7, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I couldn't ask for a better teacher. Bennie has the talent and experience to help anyone trying to either learn from scratch or improve their current skill level. Due to the fact that I travel quite a bit with my business I used the holiday season to get a refresher course and Bennie was the right teacher for this. He gave me more in 5 lessons then I could have gotten from anyone else if I had 20 lessons. Unfortunately, I travel a lot for my business and I can't commit to a regular lesson schedule.