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About Darren Reale

Darren Reale
Darren Reale
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Glendale, AZ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele
Education: B.A. Chapman College (Theatre Arts/Mass Media with music minor) - 1989. Post-Baccalaureate Elementary Education - Chapman University 1996. Master's in Music Education - Arizona State University 2006. Certified and certificated music teacher K-12 grade, and general education K-8 with Arizona State Dept. of Education since 1998.
Performance Experience: Professional performer since 1983 on saxophone, becoming in 1991 a professional guitarist/vocalist and performing ever since. Performer at folk festivals, weddings, private events, and shows throughout the Southwest, and performed at the Flagstaff Folk Festival for the past 3 years.
Teaching Experience: I am a certified music teacher with a current education credential, teaching for the past 28 years all the band instruments, plus guitar, piano, bass, and ukulele. I was a music director for elementary schools for 27 years, and been a Master teacher level instructor at Music and Arts for the past 2 years.
Teaching Philosophy: I believe music education is for everyone and to be encouraged! Students learn best in a positive, safe, and endearing atmosphere, and instilling in students that music is special. I believe in the self-worth and dignity of all music students, and creating individualized music instruction to their learning level, and sharing their music with others. I believe a student should receive a well-rounded education including instrument performance techniques, music theory, and fun ways to practice!

Get to know Darren Reale

Hello! My name is Darren, and I love instruments, and teaching! I started playing the piano when I was 9 years old, then at 10 picked up a clarinet for the summer. I found I loved instruments, and became my a bugler for the Boy Scouts. When I went to high school, I learned the saxophone, all the reed instruments (except bassoon!) and fell in love with the guitar when I was 17. I was a music/theatre major in college, and went on to play the saxophone professionally.  When I was 25, I attended a folk-music show, and met a performer who encouraged me to sing and play the guitar onstage. I spent the next 17 years learning guitar, banjo, mandolin, and harp from local Phoenix legend Joe Bethancourt,, and became a full-time music teacher for Kindergarten through 8th grade  elementary schools for the next 25 years.. I attended Arizona Stare University,  I received my Master's degree in music education in 2006, and the next year recorded my first music album.  I taught band, piano, guitar, choir, and general music, and was the music director for Laveen Elementary Schools for 23 years. I am now retired, and here at Music and Arts  for the past 2 years teaching guitar, piano, ukulele, and bass. Thank you, and I look forward to being your music teacher!

Darren Reale teaches at:
5350 W Bell Rd Suite 132
Glendale, AZ 85308
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