- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Do you like the Beatles, Ben Folds, Elton John, Genesis, Billy Joel, Styx, Pink Floyd, Blues, Rock, Jazz, Standards, New-Age,...
or Bach Counterpoint / Fugues / Inventions and beyond?
If you want to learn to read music or just play chords/rhythms/vamps/comp/improvise/sing-along ... I can help you.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
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.
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.
Associate member of B.M.I as a song writer and publisher
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.+ Read More