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Music Lessons


The premier experience: upscale private instruction with a seasoned professional.

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Music Lessons


The premier experience: upscale private instruction with a seasoned professional.

It's never too late to learn.

Whether you're a first-timer or an already experienced musician, Bell Rae Music will enable you to achieve your goals.

Why enroll in music lessons?  Perhaps you want someone to help your daughter ace that AP Music Theory exam, or you'd like to polish your guitar skills and start a band.  Maybe you're eager to learn music for the first time.

Music is proven to yield neurological growth.  Children who take music lessons score significantly higher on IQ tests and SATs than their non-musical counterparts.  Music is also often used in place of traditional therapy for patients with behavioral disorders.

The real question is, why enroll in MY music lessons? 
The answer: your experience with Bell Rae Music will far surpass any other.

I provide upscale private instruction to clients who seek the best of the best.  Unlike other instructors, who teach on the fly and have an "in and out" approach to their lessons, I also work outside the lesson continually designing custom curricula to best suit each student's changing needs.  As a result, my students accomplish much more than their peers in a smaller amount of time.

Why do I work so hard?  It's simply because I love what I do.  I've been teaching for ten years, and it's still one of my all-time favorite activities.  It also happens to be my career. How lucky am I?

Most instructors lack this passion--they're primarily instrumentalists who decided to teach for extra cash.  Just because someone is a talented musician does not mean they're naturally inclined towards working with others.  There is an enormous difference between teaching and being a teacher.  I've seen it myself.

To teach effectively, you must love teaching.  You need to know how to connect with people of all different backgrounds and personality types.  You need to be genuinely kind, patient, understanding, and motivating.  You need to know how to communicate and listen effectively.  You need to immediately recognize a student's learning style and tailor your instruction accordingly.  You must be able to think quickly and plan ahead.  Most of all, you must put the client in front of yourself.

My musical knowledge is the product of nearly two decades of intensive training, and my pedagogy is proven to yield fantastic results.  Teaching is such an unending joy for me, and I never plan on stopping.  And that kind of dedication and love for my career is why I do it so well...and exactly why people choose Bell Rae Music.

If that isn't enough, my classes are ultra convenient to fit into your busy schedule.  Additionally, I am available 24/7 for complimentary assistance during the week--my regular students are free to call, text, or email me whenever they have a question.

Background:
I  am trained in classical music theory, violin, voice, guitar, piano, composition, songwriting, audio production, human development, and neuropsychology.  I have attended Colgate University, Binghamton University, and The Sonic Arts Center at the City College of New York, and am currently continuing my education at Columbia University.  I've taught violin, guitar, voice, piano, music theory, and composition, as well as other academic subjects (French, math, and science) to over 350 private students, ages 4 through 65.  Clients of mine excel both musically and personally under my instruction, and often receive honors and distinctions for their performances.

Teaching style:
I focus my pedagogy on positivity---the best, most efficient, and most enjoyable way to facilitate achievement. Students progress quickly in an environment that makes them feel comfortable, challenged, and rewarded.

So why wait?  This is your time to shine.  Let's work together and bring out the very best in you.

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Songwriting & Composition


Hooks. Harmonies. Lyrics. Arrangements. For songs, singles, albums, TV, commercials, & film. 
From hip hop to orchestral and everything in between, Bell Rae Music has you covered.

Songwriting & Composition


Hooks. Harmonies. Lyrics. Arrangements. For songs, singles, albums, TV, commercials, & film. 
From hip hop to orchestral and everything in between, Bell Rae Music has you covered.

Are you a singer, recording artist, manager, or filmmaker in search of music?
You've come to the right place.

Work one-on-one with Bell Rae Music to create a custom song or score. You describe what you want, and BRM will make it happen.  No limits--just the most addictive hooks, satisfying harmonies, and captivating lyrics to flawlessly convey your project's message.

Examples of song/single/album project types:
Hooks and beats for rap/hip hop songs
Melody, harmony, and lyrics for pop, urban, R&B, alternative, & rock songs
Harmonies, builds, and drops for EDM, electro, IDM, house, dance, & dubstep songs

Examples of film/TV/commercial project types:
jingle for an advertisement
full symphonic orchestral score for a film
soundtrack in any genre for a film or TV show
Soundstaging & sound effects for a film or TV show

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Production


Your song: unique, addictive, and radio ready.

Production


Your song: unique, addictive, and radio ready.

Mass appeal. Uniquely yours.

You're not the only one with a song.  How will yours stand out?

Working with a professional producer is one of the most important things you can do for your music.  Using industry standard gear and equipment, Bell Rae Music will design your song from the bottom up to perfectly convey its meaning and set it apart from the rest.  Solidify your sound, breathe new life into your art, and give your fans exactly what they want to hear.

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Instrumentals


Add custom instrumentals and sounds to your project. Services include, but are not limited to:
vocals, strings, piano, guitars, drums & other percussion, bass, synths, woodwinds & brass, swells, and other FX.

Instrumentals


Add custom instrumentals and sounds to your project. Services include, but are not limited to:
vocals, strings, piano, guitars, drums & other percussion, bass, synths, woodwinds & brass, swells, and other FX.

I really want to put _____ in my song, but I don't play that instrument!

The solution to your problem: Bell Rae Music provides top notch session instrumentals in a variety of configurations.  Since you'll be working with a professional music theorist, there's no need to even write out the chord progressions.

Your sounds and instrumentals will either come from live instruments or today's most incredible, cutting-edge, lifelike sounds designed by Native Instruments and EastWest.  Tens of thousands of dollars worth of software makes a huge sonic impact.

Describe what you want, and BRM will design all that and better. Come away with a sound that truly delivers.