Mr. Bela earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Lee Hyla, Bright Sheng and
Michael Daugherty. He is also an author, speaker and educator, partnering with the Steinway Gallery of Nashville on a variety of outreach programs.
Dr. Marcin Bela has taught over a thousand pianists, singers, composers, producers and
teachers of all ages, skill levels, genres and styles - from Classical and Jazz to Pop, Hip-Hop, Country, CCM, Heavy Metal, EDM, Bollywood and more. He served on the faculty of the New England
Conservatory, University of Michigan, Middle Tennessee State and Belmont University. He regularly partners with the Steinway Piano Gallery of Nashville on outreach programs, educating the public on
the foundations of a rewarding musical practice and the health benefits of playing an instrument.