Darren Sacks

Darren S.

Boston, MA

About Darren S.

Background check: Last verified 07/30/2016
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Darren teaches: Ages 13 and up
Teaching since: January 2010
Last sign in: 5 days ago


Born in New York City, Darren enjoys a varied career as a double bassist including performing in symphony orchestras and teaching privately. He has performed professionally with several Connecticut orchestras including the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Symphony, and the Wallingford Symphony. Darren is the recipient of significant awards including the Hartt Performing Arts Scholarship and the Boston Conservatory Scholarship. Prior to attending music school, Darren was principal bassist of the Connecticut Youth Symphony and also participated in both the Connecticut Northern Region High School Music Festival and the Connecticut All-State Festival. Darren received his Bachelor of Music from the Hartt School of Music, studying with Robert Black and then later graduated with his Master of Music at Boston Conservatory, studying with Lawrence Wolfe, assistant principal bass of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Photos and Videos

3rd Movement of Rossini's "Duo for Cello and Bass" with Alex Ullman on Cello and Darren Sacks on Bass


Double Bassist

Sep 2014 - Apr 2016
The Boston Conservatory Orchestra

Boston, MA - Bruce Hangen, conductor

Double Bassist

Sep 2010 - May 2014
The Hartt Orchestra

West Hartford, CT - Edward Cumming, conductor

Substitute Double Bassist

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
New Britain Symphony Orchestra

New Britain, CT - Adrian Sylvan, conductor

Substitute Double Bassist

May 2013 - May 2013
Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

Waterbury, CT - Leif Bjaland, conductor

Substitute Double Bassist

Jun 2012 - Jun 2012
Wallingford Symphony Orchestra

Wallingford, CT - Philip Ventre, conductor


Master of Music / Double Bass Performance

Sep 2014 - May 2016
The Boston Conservatory

Bachelor of Music / Double Bass Performance

Sep 2010 - May 2014
The Hartt School @ University of Hartford

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Boston Conservatory Scholarship

Mar 2014
The Boston Conservatory

Hartt Performing Arts Scholarship

Apr 2010
The Hartt School @ University of Hartford
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3 Reviews on Darren S.

Ms. Turner Jan 24, 2017
Upright Bass · Online
Darren has been a great instructor to my son Terrill. He's learning a lot and getting much better thanks to Darren. I wasn't sure how online sessions would work but they are going great. I'm glad I chose Darren.
Kathleen Jan 16, 2017
Upright Bass
Darren has been an outstanding teacher for my high school daughter preparing for her college auditions. His attention to detail has vastly improved her technique. She is playing with more confidence also. Darren is fabulous in sharing his time and talent. She has had several private lesson teachers on the past but he is definitely the best!
Craig Aug 10, 2016
Upright Bass · In home
Verified Student
Great teacher, very attentive and helpful, and is passionate about teaching proper form and best practices on the upright bass. Highly recommended.
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