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Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Music Workshops for All Ages

Dennis Bell, Gold/Platinum Award winning Pianist, Producer, Composer, Conductor, Music Educator and ArtsWestchester’s 2012 Musical Artist Award winner is conducting weekly 1 hour summer and fall private workshops in midi/studio/production/recording technology, advanced contemporary piano techniques, vocal techniques, songwriting/composition and general piano skills. Workshops are held in his White Plains studio and are open to all age groups.

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More Info about Mr. Bell:

Prolific jazz musician Dennis Bell has spent much of his career merging different cultures and musical genres to enlighten and entertain. A music educator for more than 40 years, White Plains resident, Bell has instructed students in various New York metro area schools. He is an award-winning pianist, songwriter, arranger, producer and conductor. The range of musical artists with whom he has worked encompasses rock, R&B and particularly jazz and includes renowned musicians such as U2, Lenny Kravitz, Celia Cruz, Doug E Fresh and Slick Rick, Dave Valentin, New Voices of Freedom, Lynette Washington, Tom Browne, Billy Preston, Larry Rosen and Dave Grusin among many others.

Bell spent over 30 years teaching music and music technology in the NYC School system, including LaGuardia HS of Music & Art and the Performing Arts in Manhattan (his Alma Mater) and was the long time conductor of the award winning Bronx Borough-Wide JHS Chorus. Bell was an Adjunct Professor of Music & Music Technology at Mercy College in White Plains.

Bell’s compositions for Modern Dance have been performed at Ailey II, River North Dance Chicago, Sacramento Ballet, Steffi Nossen School, Ballet Austin, the 92nd Street Y among many others. He was recently honored with a grant from the American Music Center’s Live Music Dance for a composition “Remembrance” written for String Quartet and Piano which was recently premiered at the Baruch Performing Arts Center by his daughter’s modern dance ensemble Sidra Bell Dance NY. The String Quartet featured players from the Purchase College Music Conservatory’s Graduate School.

The Grammy Committee has recognized Bell many times with pre-nominations for his production work, most recently for his work on the jazz album Kaleidoscope, performed by the accomplished New York jazz singer—and Bell’s sister-in-law—Lynette Washington. He and Washington have performed together at several Westchester venues in Yonkers, Mount Vernon and White Plains.


Is Project Ongoing? yes
Contact Name Dennis Bell
Contact Email dennis@guavajamm.net

Neuberger Museum Volunteer Docent Program

Join a vibrant community of art lovers as a Neuberger Museum of Art volunteer docent! Be immersed in art history and educational philosophy, learn from Purchase College faculty and NMA staff, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the museum and its collection of over 7,000 works of contemporary, modern, Latin American, and African art. As the public face of the museum, NMA docents welcome and engage visitors by delivering in-depth, inquiry-based tours to our diverse audiences year-round.

The program requires a two-year commitment which includes one year of training and one year of touring. Training workshops take place every other Monday, September – May, from 10am – 2pm, and include curator talks, exhibition walkthroughs, presentations on pedagogy, and other content related to our artists and exhibitions. 

Learn more at our Docent Open House on Monday, May 23, 10:30am. For more information and RSVP, contact nma.education@purchase.edu


Deadline 6/15/2016
Contact Name Jessica Gildea
Contact Email nma.education@purchase.edu
Website http://www.neuberger.org

Teaching Artist

The Picture House Regional Film Center is looking for dynamic teaching artists with a background in film to join our teaching staff. We offer a variety of film classes for ages Kindergarten through adult in all aspects of filmmaking, and hold classes at our spaces in Pelham, NY and throughout the public schools and clubs in Westchester.

The ideal candidate would have a background in film – cinematography, special effects, producing, acting, sound or editing – and would have previous experience teaching or working with kids. We are looking for teaching artists who are passionate about what they do, excited about sharing their skills, and are willing to collaborate to develop unique and interesting classes that center around film literacy, technique, current trends and fun. Looking especially for artists located in the Westchester area who are available to teach in area schools during the day. We are willing to train teaching artists familiar with film and theatre. 

We offer competitive hourly pay, paid preparation hours and paid round trip transportation if commuting from NYC. Pelham is the 2nd stop off the Metro North Hudson line and is a 28 minute ride from Grand Central.

In a world where you can carry a movie screen in your pocket, The Picture House preserves a sense of community, wonder and engagement. The Picture House is a community-based, mission driven, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. www.thepicturehouse.org

Please send cover letter and resume in a PDF to Francile Albright, Director of Education at francile@thepicturehouse.org.


Deadline 9/12/2016
Contact Name Francile Albright, Director of Education
Contact Email francile@thepicturehouse.org
Website http://www.thepicturehouse.org/teachers-wanted/