About Darshell D.

Background check: Last verified 03/05/2016
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Darshell teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: November 1994
Last sign in: Last week


Welcome to the world of quality music. My name is Darshell, and I’m a certified Music Educator in the Northern and Central New Jersey areas.   I’ve dedicated myself to providing a well-rounded music education to young people everywhere.  I graduated from Lycoming College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Piano Performance and received a Master of Arts Degree in Musicology from Rutgers University.  My music program consists of keyboard, vocal, recorder and drum instruction as well as lessons in music history, theory, composition and performance.  The information taught in these classes is based on the curriculum I've written and published entitled, The Quality Music Instruction Series.

If you are interested in a music program that serves as a solid foundation for a formal music education and diverse music experience, please feel free to enroll.

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Darshell's Quality Music Online Studio


Director of Music and Performing Arts/Music Teacher

Aug 2012 - Present
Lady Liberty Academy Charter School (K-8)

During the years at Lady Liberty Academy Charter School, I've established, organized and managed the Jazz Ensemble and the dance and step programs in addition to providing instruction in instrumental music, music theory, music history and performance.


Nov 1994 - Present
Darshell's Quality Music

Darshell's Quality Music is a music instruction company that provides music education in group and private lessons in keyboards, voice and drums. Also, the company offers instruction in music theory, history and performance in the form of workshops, seminars and assemblies to schools, churches, secure-care facilities and camps.

Music Educator

Sep 1996 - Jun 2012
Juvenile Justice Commission

As a Music Educator at the Juvenile Justice Commission, I provided instruction in instrumental music, music theory and music history to 9th - 12th graders.


MA Musicology

Aug 1992 - Oct 1994
Rutgers University

BA Piano Performance

Aug 1988 - May 1992
Lycoming College

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency



Apr 2006
New Jersey Department of Education

The Certification of Music is a license to teach music in public, private and charter schools in the state in which it was issued.


Woman of the Year Award

Nov 2011
The National Association of Professional Women


National Association of Professional Women

Nov 2011

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5 Reviews on Darshell D.

Gwen Apr 28, 2016
Piano · In home
Darshell instructed my son in piano when he was 8 and at 10 he was performing in a recital at a fundraiser. Today he is 20, and he played at the jazz festival in New Orleans, and he is part of the church youth choir. What I think Darshell does well is she not only teach how play the piano, but she shows them life skills of the importance of independence in studying and performing music as well as instilling self-confidence.
Jamie Apr 16, 2016
Singing · In studio
Darshell is an excellent teacher. My daughter Jazmyn's voice has greatly improved! I would highly recommend her instruction!
Shavonda Mar 14, 2016
An amazing music instructor who brings out the passion in learning to read and play the piano and sing.
Chris Mar 10, 2016
Piano · In studio
My daughters were blessed to receive piano instruction from Ms. DuBose. My youngest daughter was 7 at the time and expressed interest in taking lessons. My 11 year old daughter then shared that she would like to take lessons as well. Ms. DuBose was able to find time in her schedule to instruct them back to back on Saturday mornings in her home. This was very convenient for my wife and I, as we took turns in taking them to practice.

Within the first two weeks of taking lessons, the girls were both excited to practice at home and return the next week for lessons. I was personally impressed with Ms. DuBose's patience and her ability to differentiate the lessons for my daughters, who were both on different levels of proficiency in their piano playing.

Ms. DuBose set up a performance for all of her students at a church close to her home and my family was able to attend to watch the girls play. The experience opened their minds to learning how to read music and it also built their confidence and self-esteem.

I would highly recommend Ms. DuBose as a dynamic music instructor.
Tammie Mar 8, 2016
Piano · In studio
Darshell is a talented and passionate music instructor whose love for her craft shines through in her work. She has a way with children that puts them at ease. My daughter - 5 years old and mainly an introvert - feels extremely comfortable with Darshell; she enjoys their interaction and regularly quips, "Miss Darshell is so nice, I really like her." We are pleased with our daughter's lessons and would recommend Darshell to others.
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