Music Pro Education Centre
54 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie ON L4N 5R7
Daren is a teacher of voice,
specializing as a vocal technician. He
is a performer of Opera, Oratorio,
Operetta, English song, Broadway
musicals, and musical theatre, also
specializing in the music of the 1920’s,
‘30’s, and ‘40’s.
Specializing as a vocal technician,
Daren focuses on improving range,
building stamina, correcting bad habits
and faulty pitching. Daren has been
successful in improving and motivating
a wide age group of students and
helping them achieve their personal
goals in music development. He
teaches a wide range of repertoire
from classical to current compositions,
and guides students through
examinations in voice and theory.
Currently, Daren teaches general
music at South Simcoe Montessori
School developing a music
programme. This music programme
ensures that students receive a varied
and balanced musical training, and
one that allows the student the
opportunity to develop and explore his
or her own musical talent.
Daren has performed in many settings
including the Staffordshire Opera and
Preston Opera Company, several
other Companies in specializing in
Gilbert and Sullivan Savoy Operas and
Broadway musicals. He has sung with
many choral societies and churches in
many Oratorio works. He has over 20
years experience on both the concert
and show stage performing songs from
the ‘20’s onward.
In the U.K. Daren was a vocal coach
at the McGrath School of Dance,
Music, and Drama with students
ranging in age from six to sixty. He
both taught private vocal students
and large musical productions,
allowing students to perform and
further their musical ability.
He is currently studying voice under
Nicholas Powell (formerly senior tutor
of the Royal Northern College of
Music). He is also studying for his
L.R.S.M. diploma in voice.
Daren is also a photographer with his
Datec Diploma in photography.