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Bennie D.
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
I studied guitar privately with Steve Saventi Studios. Styles studied were Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classical. Played professionally in a band at the age of 15. I attended Duquesne University School of Music, Pittsburgh, PA as a piano major and then Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA in music theory. I am also a Songwriter and Producer with BMI and have composed and produced hundreds of songs. As you can see, I am quite versatile and would be very eager to speak to you.
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.

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Acoustic Guitar
Teaches 6 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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Bennie is a nice guy and a solid piano teacher.

Posted Oct 5, 2022
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Bennie is a good teacher and helped me get good start in learning the piano

Posted Jun 2, 2022
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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 !!!

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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
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
Acoustic Guitar
Teaches 6 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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
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