Derek Dunivan

Derek D.

Fort Lee, NJ
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Derek delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

I am a professional multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, producer and audio engineer with over 20 years of experience in the music industry. I've been teaching for a number of instruments for the last 15 years, in both private and classroom settings.

Currently, I work as a session and touring musician, working and sharing stages with several grammy award winning and multi-platinum selling artists, including Jon Bellion, Beyonce, Andre 3000, Twenty One Pilots, One Republic, and many more. Furthermore, I work as a producer and audio engineer, producing artists on an independent and major label level. Songs I've produced and written have been featured on a number of television shows (ABC, VH1, MTV, Discovery), feature films and video games.

Some of the musical styles I teach are: Pop, Rock, Metal, Punk, Blues, R&B, Country, Folk, and Jazz.

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Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Best Guitarist
Jun 2008
Houston Press
Best Guitarist
Dec 2005
Free Press Houston


Jan 2017

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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