Donnie Bell

Donnie B.

Dallas, TX

Lesson Details



Donnie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2004

Greetings, Donnie here for all things drums, percussion, and music theory!

Throughout the past twelve years, I have been fortunate enough to hone in and utilize such teaching methods as Dalcroze, Kodály, and Orff, among employing some of my own.

I take pride in the unyielding commitment I have to a rigorous curriculum that promotes critical thinking and creativity.

My approach towards teaching is wheeled by the philosophy of "one-size-does-not-fit-all".

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to furthering your journey towards becoming better as both a musician and an individual!


Rhythm & Blue Drumline
Jun 2015 - Present
NFL Dallas Cowboys

Private Drum Teacher
Sep 2004 - Present

Camp Drumline Director
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Parish Episcopal School

General Music Teacher
Aug 2013 - Jan 2015
Dallas ISD

Medrano Rock! Music Director
Aug 2013 - Jan 2015
Dallas ISD

Percussion Ensemble Director
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009
Pierce College

Music Theory Tutor
Apr 2008 - Jun 2009
Pierce College

Blue Thunder Drumline
Apr 2007 - Apr 2008
NFL Seattle Seahawks


BA - Music
Aug 2009 - Dec 2011
University Of Southern California
AA - Music
Sep 2007 - Jun 2009
Pierce College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


First Aid CPR AED
Aug 2015
American Heart Association

Texas Educator Certificate: Music (EC-12)
Aug 2013
State Board For Educator Certification

Photos & Videos

Donnie directing the Pierce College Percussion Ensemble featured on Pierce TV.
Donnie performing at Susan G. Komen with the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Drumline.
Donnie provides a group discount for lessons.

Donnie instills discipline and ambition amongst his students.

Donnie readily adapts his teaching to best meet the needs of each and every student.

Donnie has had the privilege of bringing children together from all over the world.


3 Reviews

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Amit Mar 7, 2016
Percussion · In home

Donnie is great! He's been teaching my son for over a year now and even today, my son looks fwd to his lessons. if you're looking for a percussions instructor, i highly recommend you try him out, you wont be disappointed.

Patrick Mar 7, 2016
Drum · In home

Having one of the best instructor to come to your house is not easy to find, we're lucky to have Donnie Bell as drum instructor for our son.

Adriana Mar 6, 2016
Drum · In home

My son had been taking lessons with Donnie Bell for a year now and we could not be happier with his progress. Donnie gas very innovative approaches to teaching and is extremely patient and adaptive when needed. My son looks forward to his weekly lessons and enjoys practicing his rudiments and sets. Mr. Donnie has managed not only to teach my son how to play the drums, but to appreciate music and develop an ear for rhythm.

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