Donnie Bell

Donnie B.

Dallas, TX

About Donnie B.

Background check: Last verified 03/07/2016
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Donnie teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2004
Last sign in: Last week


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!

Photos and Videos

Donnie directing the Pierce College Percussion Ensemble featured on Pierce TV.


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

Languages Spoken


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

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3 Reviews on Donnie B.

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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