MONDAY through THURSDAY: OPEN NOON to 8:30 PM
FRIDAY: OPEN NOON to 7:00 PM
SATURDAY: OPEN 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
SUNDAY: OPEN NOON to 6:00 PM
|Carol Perkins - Vocal Instructor/Coach/Teacher
Education: 1981-1985 (BSC) Bridgewater, MA
SHS (1977-1981) & BSC (1981-1985) Musical Theatre Program
Style of Teaching:
All Ages (Beginner / Intermediate / Adult)
Practice Time: Every Teacher would like their students to practice daily. I encourage, at least, 1/2 hour to 1 hour practice sessions spread through out the week between lesson to lesson.
Darrel Whidden, conductor and music educator, has been teaching music lessons for over 15 years. Darrel's education includes A bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from the University of Southern Maine School of Music and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the New England Conservatory.
Darrel has spent the previous 3 years at Canton High School conducting choirs and teaching music electives, including guitar, piano and AP music theory. In addition to piano and voice, Darrel is proficient in teaching brass instruments.
Darrel's methods focus on technique, music theory, and ear training, employing such repertoire and technique methods as the Alfred Series, Hanon's The Virtuoso Pianist, Czerny School of Velocity, and supplemental scale, chord, and arpeggio training. Darrel offers instruction to students of all ages, ability levels, and learning styles.
Education: UMass Lowell, Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies) 1986, cum laude
Private Studies: Harry Chalmiers, Alex Radulescu, Lenny Stelos, Jerry Bergonzi, Charlie Banacos, Attila Zoller, Harvey Diamond
Experience: Ralph has over 3 decades of teaching experience! He is classically trained in the tuba and has mastered the 7-string guitar. Ralph's mastery of the 7-string combines his knowledge of both tuba and guitar into one instrument. He has taught at many public and private music schools, including the Lawrence Academy, Lincoln afterschool programs, Hanscom Air Force base schools, the Groton School and taught ensembles and lessons for Creative Arts for Kids in Reading. Ralph also has experience in web development and programming. Ralph is an extremely versatile guitar player, especially in classical guitar and modern fingerstyle techniques of Joe Pass, George Van Eps, Tuck Andress and the classical guitar techniques that have evolved in Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music. Ralph regularly gigs in jazz groups, as well as on his own in a solo jazz guitar setting. He has rejoined the teaching staff at Stoughton Music Center after a successful IT career enabled him to raise a stepdaughter and now works doing what he has always loved, teaching and performing in the Greater Boston area.