Darla W.

Darla W.

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Newport News, VA

About Darla W.

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Darla teaches: Males 5 to 40
Females 5 to 40
Teaching since: June 1981
Last sign in: 6 days ago
Average response time: 17 hours

Overview

Hello, I am a professional musician with over 21 years of service as a military bandsmen. I've been stationed all over the world and have had the privilege to perform in some of the greatest concert halls. I love to work with students of all ages and can teach beginning-intermediate piano, and beginning-advanced flute. Prior to joining the military, I taught general music in the Texas Public School system. I have a bachelor€'™s degree in music education from the University of Texas at Arlington. I am a very active flutist in this area, performing with The Tidewater Winds, The Hampton Roads Philharmonic, and various small chamber groups.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe in creating a very positive environment for my students. I am very patient and upbeat. Whether you are a beginner, or more advanced, I can tailor the lessons to your needs. I will give you a solid foundation in the fundamentals of music in a creative and fun way! I enjoy working with students of all ages. If you are just starting to learn, or have decided to come back to music lessons, I believe you will enjoy studying with me! ***Also, be advised, that if you are a beginner, I only teach 30 minute lessons! This is best for all beginners, whether a young student, or an adult student!! (Also, FYI, we do have cats in our home!)

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio with an upright piano for lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music stand, instrument and any books I recommend.

Photos and Videos

This is a few years before I retired from the US Army TRADOC Band!

Experience

General Music Teacher Sep 1984 - May 1990
Eniis Independent School District

I taught Elementary music, grades Pre-K- 5th grade. I also taught recorder classes for 3rd grade, and choir for grades 4-5. Was responsible for Christmas, Spring, and all PTA programs for all grade levels.

Education

Bachelor of Music Education Sep 1980 - Dec 1983
University of Texas at Arlington

Certifications

Bachelors of Music Education Dec 1983
University or Texas at Arlington

Certified to teach music education to all levels, Kindergarten-Grade 12.

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2 Reviews on Darla W.

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Evelyn N. March 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Learning is easy

Very professional in teaching works with students to ensure the learning experience is enjoyable.
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DanteD June 18, 2012
Darla is a very good teacher, very kind ,and patience. Highly recommended!