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Darien Arts Center Expands Music Staff, Classroom Sizes

Darien resident Zach Heyde will teach music composition and piano at the Darien Arts Center this fall. Photo Credit: Contributed
Darien native Will Bruno will teach drums at the Darien Arts Center this fall. Photo Credit: Contributed
Sharon Levin will teach flute at the Darien Arts Center this fall. Photo Credit: Contributed
Jaana Narsipur will teach the vocal performance workshop "Vocal Divas!" this fall at the Darien Arts Center. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Arts Center has expanded its classroom space and added additional faculty to accommodate its new slate of classes ranging from piano to voice lessons.

Joining Regina Elliott and arts center Music Director Juanita Bosee in offering several new classes are recent-hires Dan Hague, Sharon Levin, Jaana Narsipur, Max Pakhomov and Megan Talay, as well as Darien High School graduates Will Bruno, Zach Heyde and Stephanie Wong.

The center will provide both individual and group classes, including violin for children as young as 3 and piano beginning at age 4. Among the new classes is "Vocal Divas!" The vocal performances workshop runs 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesdays through Oct. 13, and focuses on classic pop and rock n’ roll styles. The class costs $240 and is open to performers ages 7 to 12.

Wong will teach violin and viola, as well as piano and flute. Heyde, an award-winning pianist and Darien resident, will teach music composition and piano. Also teaching piano is Pakhomov, the principal piano player in the Bronx Opera Company. Bruno will teach drums, while Hague will provide voice lessons. Levin will lend her time teaching flute, while Talay shares her expertise in guitar and piano.

For more information or to register for a private or group lesson, call (203) 655-8683 or email Darien Arts Center Music Director Juanita Bosee at 

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