Hi. My name is Darnell and I absolutely love teaching and training students, young and older alike in music. I seek to share the years of musical knowledge and experiences with those wanting either to begin a possible career in music, or the casual learner simply wanting to entertain themselves and/or family.
I began musical training at the age of 6 years old. I have played professionally in the arena of Music Ministry and Jazz entertainment for the past 45 years.
I served prodigiously in the capacity of student teacher my high school band class and later in college as a music major serving as Student Director of the Jazz Ensemble. Having discovered my ability not only to play well on a multiplicity of instruments, but to teach them with ease gave me the inclination to pursue teaching music (along with performing) for a career.
Students tend to describe me as "funny" and very comfortable to be around as I always make the lessons interesting as well as practical.