Donny Dey

Donny D.

Atlanta, GA

Lesson Details

Music Performance

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching Music Performance for 15 years and my students have gone on to perform for major recitals and concerts. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
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Donny teaches



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

Teaching since:
January 2003

Donny is a professional recording artist, drummer, guitarist, electric and acoustic bassist, and pianist. He's had an impressive performance history touring around the nation with many notable artists. Donny pursued Jazz Studies and the Commercial Music Program at both Middle Tennessee State University, as well as Jazz Studies at Belmont University. He's also had the privilege to study under Alabama's Dixie State Pianist Ms. Sue Payne Ried for 10 years.
Donny's training and experience has led to many accolades including winner of the All-State Piano and Percussion Competitions. He has been teaching privately for over 10 years, and he's enjoyed every bit of it - he's known to have a keen ability to connect well with students of all ages. Donny's teaching styles include contemporary, pop, blues, jazz, classical, funk, R&B, country, fusion, latin, rock and swing.Donny also attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville for graphic design.

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Jan 2005 - Present
Self Employed

Currently mix and engineer around Atlanta for major artists and companies including Keith Sweat.


BM Commercial Music
Jan 2010 - Aug 2012
Audio Engineering
Aug 2007 - May 2009
Middle Tennessee State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


American Federation of Musicians
Jan 2009

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Nov 2008

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

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4 Reviews

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Ann-Margaret Nov 4, 2017
Piano · In home

Donny is a thief. After a lesson we were horrified to find a bottle of scotch as well as some damage done to our piano.
This individual is not to be trusted and we are still trying to recover the $525 in lesson costs we paid out.
Buyer beware.

Red Mar 29, 2017
Ear Training · Online

Susannes comment makes me wonder if theres a very intimate or personal relationship between Susanne and Don! Is this story true??

Suzanne Jan 22, 2017
Piano · In home

Found Donny in my driveway taking cocaine waiting for my son and I to come back to the house. Absolutely horrifying. Do not work with this person. He was always on his phone as well during my son's lessons and would cut lessons short.


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Will K. Apr 19, 2015
Piano · In home

Donny is a great teacher. I really enjoyed my first lesson and can't wait until next week. I would highly recommend him!

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