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Dennis Bell

White Plains NY | 10607

About me

Dennis Bell is a gold and platinum award-winning pianist, producer, arranger, songwriter, conductor and music educator. Graduate of the High School of Music & Art, NYU (BMus in Piano/Music Theory) and CUNY Queens College (MA in Composition) He has studied with composers George Perle, Hugo Weisgal, Vittorio Rieti, Fredric Kurzweil, pianists Carla Stein, Hall Overton and conductor John Motley.
Dennis has produced records by Doug E Fresh, Dave Valentin, New Voices of Freedom, U2, and Touché, amongst others. He was the musical director/ conductor for the international tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and has written TV and Radio Jingles for Drakes, Hardees, Roy Rogers and Nabisco companies.

His modern dance scores have been performed at The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard, The Arts Umbrella in Vancouver, Yale University in New Haven , LaGuardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts in NYC, Ailey II, Juilliard New Dances 08, Perry Mansfield, River North Dance Chicago and U Cal at Irvine amongst others. His compositions for modern dance/ballet CD, “Musique Pour La Danse Moderne” was released on GuavaJamm Entertainment (www.guavajamm.net) in 2008.

He has played with and/or performed on albums and concerts with Marcus Miller, Buddy Williams, Nick Brignola, Jimmy Owens, Dave Grusin, Buddy Morrow, Sal Salvador, Dave Valentin, Noel Pointer, Steve Jordan, U2, Lenny Kravitz, Celia Cruz, Billy Preston, and many others. He has performed and conducted in venues from Carnegie and Alice Tully Halls to Madison Square Garden, and appeared on the Joan Rivers Show, New York at Night, MTV Music Video Awards, music videos, and in the movie U2, Rattle and Hum.

Dennis is the founder and CEO of City Slicker Productions (www,cityslickerproductions.com), Mark of Aries Music (BMI) and record label GuavaJamm Entertainment (www.guavajamm.net). He was a long time Music Educator in the NYC school system. At LaGuardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts he was teacher of Music Tech, Jazz Improvisation, Musicianship, Jazz Chorus and Mixed Choirs. Dennis is a Yamaha Essential Artist and Adjunct Professor of Music at Mercy College in Westchester County.

Specialties

Traditional Piano (Adult/Children), Jazz/Contemporary Piano, Midi, Composition/Songwriting/Arranging/Theory, Recording Technology, Conducting

Lesson details

Structured totally towards student needs and goals

Education and Accreditation

HS of Music & Art NYC
NYU-BMus (Piano/Theory)
Queens College (CUNY) MA (Composition)

Testimonials

"I Say with confidence, that Mr. Bell is one of the most exceptional teachers I have ever supervised."...

CD Reviews: Dennis Bell 'I Myself & Me' GJE0007
Posted by: Adminon Saturday, August 13, 2005 -...

Experience

more than 20 years

Rates

$50 - $59

Availability

Varies according to my college teaching and record production schedule. Work with students to find best time.

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Ballad
Blues
Childrens Music
Classical
Composition
Contemporary
Country / Western
Gospel
Improvisation
Jazz
Latin Rhythm
Lounge
Modern
Performance
Pop
Rhythm and Blues
Rock

Methods

Faber and Faber

Instruments and Subjects

piano
theory – analysis
theory – counterpoint
theory – harmony
theory – rudiments
voice

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English

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