Teaching and Learning Together


Provide students with the tools and skills necessary for an evolving and changing musical world; Instill practices that create independent musicians; Foster a love of life-long musicianship and sharing; Build a community of musicians who support their colleagues and respect their audiences.


Students of Darian Todd have performed in Regional Honors Orchestras, All State Orchestras, won seats in local symphony orchestras, served as principals of viola and violin sections in such orchestras, received scholarships for musical artistry at universities, and continued to pursue efforts of musical outreach in the community with joy, gratitude, and connection.

To achieve these ends together, it is important to know how each of us can connect to the learning experience. While the outlines below are not exhaustive, they are a good jumping off point for our work together.

Student's Role as a Learner

Parent's Role as a Practice Partner