I was Darrell’s piano student for almost 10 years. We also went to the same church where I was in many of his choirs and musicals. I cannot recommend him enough as a teacher and mentor! Darrell catered to my learning style as a piano student. I learned best by ear, therefore he knew if he played something for me, I had a better understanding of how the music sounded. He also valued the importance and ability to read music, therefore he would challenge my weaknesses as well as encourage my strengths. Along side that, he also appreciates the details of rhythm, dynamics, and overall musicianship. He truly knows all areas of music and builds a foundation for you to grow as a musician! I truly appreciated all he taught me over the years as a musician. Anyone would be lucky to have him as a teacher!

― Anna Deegan