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.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1992
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Bennie is a nice guy and a solid piano teacher.
Bennie is a good teacher and helped me get good start in learning the piano
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 !!!