Bang On Records is a music production studio and lesson facility owned and
operated by partners
and Paul Biondi.
|Dominique and Paul compose and produce music for film, television and media, and provide private voice lessons and guitar lessons. Their expertise is also available for artists; songwriters and film, television and media production companies.|
Guitar Teacher / Composer / Producer
Paul is a full-time guitar instructor and music composer, producing instrumental music for television and media.
His lesson practice is dedicated to helping students of all levels reach their musical goals and gain confidence in their ability to play and perform at the level they desire.Due to his broad background in gigging and music production, he is able to help students develop the necessary skills to produce their own professional recordings and prepare for professional level live performances. Paul’s original compositions cover a broad spectrum of genres and uses ranging from NFL Sports and the Olympic games, to regularly scheduled network and cable shows on CBS; NBC; HBO; BRAVO; CNN; DISCOVERY; NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC; etc. Samples of which can be heard by clicking here. Listen to samples
Some of his more well-known credits include:
CBS Sports: NFL Football; Masters Tournament
CBS: Let's Make A Dealt
CBS Sports Spectacular: 2007 World Series Of Video Games
NBC: The Voice; Dateline; Last Call With Carson Daly
NBC Sports: The Olympic Games
The CW Network: 90210
National Geographic: Cougar vs Wolf; Alaska Wing Men
MTV: Cribs; Teen Cribs; Room Raiders; Human Giant
VH1 Classic: That Metal Show
History Channel:Pawn Stars; American Pickers
Biography: Celebrity Life Coach
Discovery Channel: I Almost Got Away With It; Auction Kings
Advertising: American Express; Pepsi-Complex fashion
Cablevision's Video On Demand Services
Commercial and industrial training videos, DVDs and multimedia
|Workshops and Clinics|
Paul designed and presented skills and technical facility guitar clinics
including songwriting and composing; performance; improvisation and
ensemble playing in conjunction with Sam Ash Music Stores.
He also created and presented workshops for teachers, social workers and psychologists
in applying music therapy techniques to help at-risk youth.
Paul has an extensive Music Therapy background, working with NYS Department of
Social Services and Nassau County Foster Care agencies in the use of music, performance
and creative arts in working with adolescents with psychiatric, emotional and
sociological disorders. His work includes individual and group therapy and has been
demonstrated through public performances and recording projects. The results of his
work have provided these organizations with avenues for additional funding.
Paul's educational background includes the study of guitar; composition and theory;
advanced songwriting at the New School in NYC with Grammy nominated songwriter
Hugh Prestwood (song of the year) and renowned jazz instructor Howard Morgen
(Paul Simon, Eddie Brikell, Carly Simon). In addition, he holds a Master of Science degree
Vocal Trainer to Professional Vocalists & Speakers
Voice Teacher / Songwriter / Producer
Dominique maintains a full-time voice lesson practice, specializing in the vocal development, coaching and vocal production for modern styles of music, including all genres of: Rock, Pop, Dance, R&B; and Musical Theatre. She is particularly dedicated to helping songwriters discover the full vocal potential, and in helping vocal artists develop and embrace their vocal individuality. She also trains professional speakers, specializing in work with actors and athletic coaches and trainers
Her broad foundation in vocal study, performance and recording includes:
Popular, Musical Theater, and Opera. She has studied under and mastered
the techniques of many of the country's
most renowned vocal instructors.
Vocal Trainer to Professional Vocalists & Speakers
Dominique is an accomplished and dedicated Voice Teacher and Vocal Coach,
specializing in working with singers of Rock, Pop, and modern styles of music
and developing the professional speaking voice of actors, clergy, athletic coaches
and anyone who uses their voice in a professional capacity.
She is a singer / songwriter, producer, arranger, who is active in both the creative
and business aspects of music production and performance. She produces original music
for use in television, film, video production and commercial release.
Songwriter / Producer
Featured artist: Oxygen Network "Stripe" program and
MTV; VH1; HGTV
International Radio (College, Satellite, Community and
Featured artist, Laney Goodman’s "Women On Air" national radio show.
Commercial worldwide release of Women In Music compilation
Michael Anthony Show: Top 20 Songs of the Year; Voyage Beyond Radio.
Original play "Artificial Sincerity" , independent films and industrial videos.
Stage and Film Performance
Dominique has produced and managed original theatre companies and
productions. As an actor, and vocal performing artist she has performed
on national stages, in film and video, as well as voice over talent for
commercial and industrial videos.
Performing Arts Consultant
Dominique has provided marketing and promotional consultation services
to performing art venues and Not-for-Profit Arts organizations including:
Town Hall for the Performing Arts, NYC, The Tilles Center for the Performing
Arts, LI University CW Post, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY.
Independent Music Industry – Memberships
Dominique is the co-founder, Acting Director and Membership Chair of the
Society of Independent Musical Artists. Dominique is an Indiegrrl Performing
Artist, and member of the Women In Music National Network.
Broadcasting and Multimedia
Marketing Director for "The Computer Channel", Dominique has developed and
coordinated international, marketing and promotional campaigns for broadcast,
satellite and multimedia.
As booking agent for Phinneas T. Foggs -and Spinnakers Café - Ogunquit, Maine.
Dominique has booked and coordinated all genres of local, regional and national talent.
Dominique has provided executive level recruiting services for the Recording industry,
Radio/ Television, Internet, Multimedia and Interactive industries.
What Students Say About Her!
read full reviews at: Bang On Records Facebook Reviews
I was introduced to Dominique Gizelle and she singlehandedly kick started my musical dream and made it a reality. ~ Jenny Mann, Blameshift My very first lesson with Dominique Gizelle I knew I was on the right track!... She's super knowledgeable …, patient, simply wonderful and Magical!
~ Viola Ciesla I truly believed that I could never go professional given I lost my voice every time I finished singing. It was through Dominique's amazing teachings that I grew, developed, and truly horned in on my craft. ~ Priscilla Raine Claudio I finally feel free to explore within my range and most importantly, I understand my voice. There is no limit and I have Dominique to thank for that. … She is truly a wonderful talent and I would absolutely recommend studying with her if you are serious about making a career in music. ~ Kalene Speranz Dominique is one of the best vocal coaches I've worked with (and I've worked with plenty). She is the only coach I've ever seen results from and that's because her training is top notch ~ Jasmine Leiana Lake I take vocal lessons with Dominique and I've seen such an amazing improvement in both my voice and confidence. She is a great teacher! So worth the investment! ~ Kuye Mason, Madhouse Every piece of advice I have gotten from Dominique has truly improved my quality as a singer ~ Veronica Quinn
What the Industry’s Saying About Her!
Dominique Gizelle -. Great!!" -Women On Air with Laney Goodman www.womenonair.com>
WOW!!!! Dominique is a true talent with a voice that will haunt you long after you finish listening to this CD. She is a unique vocalist with a real future in the industry. I wish her the best and you better believe that Dominique Gizelle will become a staple featured performer on 88 dot 3 ..."The Webb." Noel T. Manning, II Program Director WGWG - 88.3 dot 3 FM
"One of the most incredible voices I have heard, especially the really 'reach back belt it out songs' like Luke and Bare Necessities". -Jeff Hepfer - Burn Yer Radio www.wakeupweb.com
"A remarkable singing voice, which really is as soulful as her label's hype claims. Gizelle owns a distinctive voice that gives her an instantly recognizable sound, effective chord progressions linked to catchy sing along style lyrics; exotic percussion; guitars of all types and even a little keyboard. It's got stuff to keep you moving. Let me assure you, this is a record you want to hear." - Kevin Kreiner, www.mp3critic.com
"In-your-face female vocals that scoop and climb over Worldbeat rhythms and funky bass. As if Heart's Anne and Nancy Wilson fronted Paul Simon's back-up band and opened for Tenacious D." - www.Riffage.com
"Ms.Gizelle sings with bravado, consistently reminding me of Tina or Mama Cass ... also capable of firelight vocal phrasing like the murmur vocals of Tori Amos or the soft honesty of a Paul Simon ballad." - Fred Wheeler - Indie Journal www.strangecloud.com
"Really good! Dominique Gizelle belongs in the same ranks as Toni Braxton, Annie Lennox and other top women musicians of today. If she continues to bring forth material this good, her music and voice will definitely be used for comparison when rating new artists." - Bruce Von Stiers BVS Reviews www.members.aol.com/bvonstiers
"A passionate series of vocals, at times really showing off power and at other times is as gentle as a Caribbean wind. Deep Down is a versatile and solid debut from a voice that can bring the goods, in all kinds of shades and hues." - Fred Frankel - The L.I.E. (Long Island Entertainment)
"Dominique blends pop production sensibilities ala Phil Collins with a blues attitude ala Ricki Lee Jones. Gizelle is a vocal artist and you can really hear how her approach to each vocal line has been put through the artistic filter - the result is fine cup of gourmet coffee on a lazy east coast afternoon." - Don Kimenker www.earBuzz.com
"Wow. I like her music! Very unique!" Skitch LaRue, KTKNG Seattle
"Love it! Btw… our policy is when we love something, we play the sh*t out of it!" - Frank Moore, Luver Radio www.eroplay.com
"Great stuff, nice rhythm textures and I love that wah guitar on Luke. I'll be playing more." - Craig Bereboo Zero 1 Art Radio www.zero1art.com
"Bare Necessities is becoming one of the most requested songs on my show." - Tim Wozny (WoZ) FAKE Radio www.fakeradio.com
"I love her music!" - Dr. Dan (Daniel Chosy) www.unsignedradio.com
"When a artist offers a debut this good, it is a pleasure to wish her well." - Barney Quick - www.indie-music.com