Darla Wilmot

Darla W.

Newport News, VA

About Darla W.

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Darla teaches: Ages 5 to 75
Teaching since: June 1981
Last sign in: 5 days ago


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!


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.


Bachelor of Music Education

Sep 1980 - Dec 1983
University of Texas at Arlington


Bachelors of Music Education

Dec 1983
University or Texas at Arlington

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


National Flute Association

Aug 1992

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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5 Reviews on Darla W.

Zavier Mar 12, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
She kept my son captivated and excited to learn.
Nancy I. Dec 5, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I am returning to piano as an adult after many years away. Darla did a great job assessing and understanding where I am on the learning curve now and laying out a plan forward from there. She is very positive, encouraging and excited to teach others. I am looking forward to working with her to become a better player.
Shannon M. Sep 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Darla is a great teacher! My son has been taking lessons with her since he was 4 years old, he's 5 now, and I think that she is the best! I really like how patient she is with my son and the way she speaks to him just makes things click. Thank you Darla!
Evelyn N. Mar 12, 2014
Verified Student
Learning is easy

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

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