Zoom Lessons

15 September 2022

Zoom lessons will be available starting in October of 2022.

Please send an email to joe@joebellanti.com to let me know you are interested and we can work out the details.

I typically limit the number of students I will work with at any given time due to my schedule so please write right away if you are interested as slots are filling in quickly.

I have played in various bands based out the Buffalo, NY, USA area since 1981 and still do. My current main band project is a an organ trio called Organ Fairchild in which I play the bass parts using the Trilian bass package from Spectrasonics through Ableton Live and also the organ and other keyboard parts.

When I play Grateful Dead/Allmans/Little Feat style material I keep my set up to a piano (Yamaha CP33) and organ (Hammond SKx) and try to stay true to the sounds of the era being played.

I have spent considerable time in cover bands so if you have a song you are trying to figure out I can definitely help with that and I currently play in an original band so if you are looking for help creating parts for songs you are writing I can help with that too.

If you are interested in rock, boogie, New Orleans or other styles of piano send a note to joe@joebellanti.com and we can talk about whether this might be a good fit for you. Items you could study here include but are not limited to:

  • Rock piano and /or organ:
    • Styles:
      • Chuck Leavell (Allman Brothers Band, Stones, Eric Clapton, etc.)
      • Grateful Dead keyboard players
        • Brent Mydland
        • Keith Godchaux
        • Ron McKernan (Pigpen)
        • Tom Constanten
        • Vince Welnick
      • Bruce Hornsby
      • Billy Payne (Little Feat)
      • Greg Allman (Allman Brothers Band)
      • Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
  • Jazz and other
    • Vince Guaraldi
    • George Winston
    • Randy Newman
  • Bands we could look at and study:
    • Allman Brothers
    • Grateful Dead
    • Bob Dylan
    • Neil Young
    • Little Feat
    • Van Morrison
    • Anyone else you can think of
  • Piano skills
    • Technique
    • Theory
    • Practice routines
    • Repertoire
    • Areas to focus on to get where you want to go

I am somewhat known around the Buffalo and Western New York State area – hardly at all outside that area but – on the video page on this web site there is video of a performance with moe. from years back from a New Years run show in Worcester MA that could give you some idea whether you might want to consider studying here.

With regard to fees – under normal circumstances a lesson is $60 and lasts a little over an hour.

Finally – your first lesson is always free so you can try it out and see if the technology works for you and whether you would be interested in working together without risking anything other than a few minutes of your time.