Darrell Vernum

Darrell V.

Austin, TX

About Darrell V.

Background check: Last verified 06/17/2016
Darrell passed a background check on 06/17/2016 that included the following:
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Darrell teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: 1992
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Why these lessons are different:
- Formally trained conductor/composer/producer
- Individual or group session options including full band production
- A long roster of satisfied clients
- Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, theater, big band, symphonic, pop, punk, country, march, gospel, avant-garde...)
- Over 20 yrs teaching experience and work with recognized professionals including work in some of the top-rated private schools in the United States

Instrument-specific instruction:
- Voice
- Guitar [Spanish, acoustic, electric]
- Electric Bass
- Piano/Keyboard
- Woodwinds [specializing in saxophones]
- Percussion
- Brass & Bowed Strings [performance preparation only]

Experience

President/Owner
Jan 1998 - Present
Daring Ventures Multimedia

Solo and ensemble
Preparation and direction for stage and studio
Production of records and demos

Education

Music Composition & Conducting
Sep 1987 - May 1989
Fredonia School of Music

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Health & Safety Services Instructor, Professional Level
Jan 2007
American Red Cross

Awards

NYSSMA Grade 6A+
May 1987
New York State School Music Association

2 Reviews on Darrell V.

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Keith Feb 24, 2017
Verified Student · Singing · Online
yesterday was my first vocal lesson with Darrell. he is definitely one cool dude. My first impression is that he is very thorough. I like that we are starting from the ground up learning fundamentals. it is noteworthy that I am blind. I only say this because from the get-go he was open minded to adapt the session where we needed. I look forward to my upcoming lessons.
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Margaret L. Feb 8, 2017
Verified Student · Arrangement and Composition · In studio
I was amazed at how much Darrell knew and was able to impart in just 45 minutes. He assessed my level in less than 5 minutes, then used every second to incorporate and expand what I already knew into organized concepts It seemed like a staggering amount of information, yet I never felt rushed or overwhelmed. I'm really looking forward to next week!
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