Darren moved to Orlando to become the pianist for the Orlando Ballet Company in 2018 and has since had the privilege of playing and teaching for Central Florida’s leading arts organizations. He has played piano all over the world in solo recitals and as a featured soloist on Norwegian Cruise Lines. Before transitioning to a full-time performing career, he taught high school in Chicago’s inner-city where he developed a robust performing arts program for his at-risk students.
Along with his professional performance activities, Darren enjoys his role as a sought after private music instructor. He also specializes in group music instruction for adults with special needs for Central Florida Community Arts. Having trained as a Yoga Teacher in India, he has a passion for incorporating meditation and mindfulness into his musical outreach to help his students connect to the fullest benefits of their efforts.
He has his Masters in Music from the Chicago Conservatory of Performing Arts and his Bachelors in Music from Florida State University.