Bang On Records is a music production studio and lesson facility owned and operated by partners Dominique Gizelle 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.
Vocal Trainer to Professional Vocalists and 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 and anyone who uses their voice in a professional capacity.
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.
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.
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.
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, HBO Sports and the Olympic games, to regularly scheduled network and cable shows on CBS; NBC; HBO; BRAVO; CNN; DISCOVERY; NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC; Discovery .
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 in Education.