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Daren was incredible with our first time violin player. He helped our son learn the basics and explore his interest in violin. After five lessons we were sold that our son would want to stick with learning violin.

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About Daren

Daren has been teaching violin and viola students since 1999 in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Los Angeles. Former students have performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Symphony, Pasadena Youth Symphpony, have been consistently top chairs in their school orchestras, have performed at Regional and All State Orchestras and several students subsequently attended college at nationally recognized conservatories. 

About Daren: 

A native of Cleveland Ohio, Daren has performed in the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral musician. Over the past decade, Daren has performed on violin and viola with the Fundacion Sinfonia, under the musical direction of Phillippe Entremont, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Redlands California Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, and for recording sound stages in Hollywood and Burbank California, among others. Daren's solo, chamber music and orchestral performance engagements have been heard in the continental United States, Canada, Caribbean, Italy, Germany, and Portugal. 

Daren's past appearances include soloist with the Opera Theater of Lucca with performances in Lucca and Florence, Italy, co-principal viola at the Heidelberg Festival, Heidelberg, Germany, section violist for the Grand Teton Music Festival under music director Eiji Oue, Wyoming, among others. In the past Daren has toured with A.R. Rahman, Indian composer of Bombay Dreams and Slumdog Millionaire in Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, and Vancouver, B.C. Daren has performed with Rod Stewart, Don Henley, Harry Connick Jr., Mannheim Steamroller, recorded with the Phillip Fox band in Columbus, OH, the Blessed Union of Souls and Cari Clara in Cincinnati and has performed and recoded with KD Lang for "Mountain Stage" a syndicated NPR program, recorded and filmed an episode of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. 

Daren earned his bachelors degree from the Eastman School of Music and his masters degree from the College - Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. His previous professors include violists Martha Katz, James Dunham, George Graham, Masao Kawasaki, Catherine Carroll, Lucien Joel, and Alicia Tremmel. 

Daren currently serves as Personnel and Community Engagement Manager at the Columbus Symphony and also performs as an auxillary violinist and violst for the orchestra. Former administrative roles include Lead Booking Agent at TCG Entertainment, Director of Artistic Administration for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and formerly Artistic and Orchestra Operations Manager for the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Daren Also manages Pro Art Music LLC which offers entertianment services for events, weddings and 

*** Lesson Details *** 
Lessons with Daren take on a life and pace as necessary and are specific to each student. All students learn at different paces and I cater to each student's needs and learning ability. I have taught students as early as first grade thru 80 years old. I am easy going, fun natured but expect my students to maintain a minimum practice regimen. Typically I use a combination of Suzuki Method Materials (if applicable), technique books, music theory and note reading, and scales. 

*** Specialties *** 
Suzuki Methods and Traditional Methods
Worthington Music & Arts 614-880-1000 Worthington OH