With a BA in Music Education K-12 from Anderson University (Anderson, IN), Darleen has taught privately, in public schools, private schools, churches and community theaters. Professionally, she spent two summer seasons as a theater director at New York’s Long Lake Camp for the Arts, and worked on set for the producers of Gordon Family Tree the Movie; filmed in Los Angeles/Arkansas. Darleen is a performer (actor and singer) onstage and in worship; teaches private voice and piano lessons; is a credentialed classroom teacher; does production work in private and public schools and is Founder of Creative Components (www.creative components.com).
“I believe in my students’ ability to sing ANY style of music – for the rest of their lives – once they are properly trained with good technique and vocal health habits! With that belief and personal experience, I work hard to make sure that each student develops vocal strength and their best sound through grounded instruction in breathing, projection, confidence, preparedness and musicianship.” ~Darleen