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Darin Parker Music - Piano Tuning And Music Lessons Voice And Piano Lessons

Darin Parker, B.S.Ed., C.P.T., has been teaching music, performing,  conducting choirs, tuning pianos and music directing musical productions since 1993. 


Aside from teaching music lessons from his studio and tuning pianos in the Kansas City Metro, he also offers lessons via Skype. 


Darin is a Grammy award winning singer who may be seen performing around the Kansas City area in various theatres.  He has previously been hired to perform at Carnegie Hall under the baton of Maestro Charles DuTuoit of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for the Robert Shaw Choral Workshop.


Darin is currently a member of New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA),  National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) and a proud Eagle Scout who has achieved full certification in Somatic Voicework-

The LoVetri Method

Levels I, II and III.  


Some of his interests include swimming, sushi, biking, searching for the perfect balance of hops and malt, camping and exercising with his kids, Charlie and Parker and Giuseppe. 




PERFORMANCE  EXPERIENCE


Grammy Award Winner

50th Annual Grammy Awards
Los Angeles, CA


Garnered five nominations and one win for the Grammy Award

(Grechaninov: Passion Week;
Kansas City Chorale)

Carnegie Hall  Lyric Baritone

Faure: Requiem
Robert Shaw Workshop
New York City, NY

Library of Congress  Lyric Baritone
Washington D.C.

Ragtime (2014)  Tateh

TTIP


Music of Barbra Streisand  Lyric Baritone
White Theatre

RENT  Tom Collins
White Theatre

Time of Your Life  Wesley
MET

Ragtime (2009)  Tateh
White Theatre

A New Brain  Gordon
The Barn Players

Little Me  Ensemble/ Choreographer
OCTA

Bat Boy  Mrs.Taylor/Reverand/Roy
The Barn Players

Far From The Madding...  Henery
Theatre League

I DO! I DO!  Michael U/S
New Theatre

Kansas City Chorale  Lyric Baritone
Kansas City, MO

A Celebration Of Gershwin  Lyric Baritone Soloist
White Theatre

HONK!  CAT
White Theatre

A Chorus Line  Gregory
White Theatre

Journey In Song:  Soloist
White Theatre

Man Of La Mancha  Juan
MTH

Stravinsky's RENARD  Lyric Baritone Soloist
River Center PAC; Columbus, GA

My Favorite Year  Alan Swann
The Barn Players

Ragtime (2004)  Tateh
White Theatre

A Little Night Music  Mr. Lindquist
The Barn Players

Is There Life After HS?  Jeff/Darin
The Chestnut

Parade  Britt Craig
White Theatre

Lumberjacks In Love  U/S
New Theatre

Solitary Confinement  Body Double
American Heartland

Evita  Che
TTIP

Henry IV (Part I)  King Henry
Goppert Theatre

The Hobbit  Gandalf
TYA


Pippin  Leading Player

Goppert Theatre

Renard  Lyric Baritone Soloist

River Center, Columbus Georgia
Lyric Theatre, Kansas City


DIRECTING EXPERIENCE


Director of Worship Arts
Hillside Christian Church
Kansas City, MO


Private Vocal Coach
Shawnee Mission North HS

Private Vocal Coach
Olathe Northwest HS


Adjunct Faculty-Music Dir.
St Paul School of Theology
Kansas City, MO

Music Director/Conductor
Fiddler on the Roof
Leawood Stage Co.

Music Director/Conductor
"Tommy"
MET

Director of Worship Arts
Christ United Methodist
Independence, MO

Assoc Director of Wshp Arts
Church of the Resurrection
Leawood, KS

Music Director
"Brigadoon"
Leawood Stage Co.

Pit Conductor
"The Producers"
Bell Road Barn

Music Director/Conductor
"Into The Woods"
JCCC

Music Director
"110 in the Shade"
OCTA

Music Director/Conductor
"Side Show"
The Barn Players

Music Director/Conductor
"Tommy"
The Barn Players

Music Director/Keys
"Do Black Patent LSRRU?"
Imago Dei

Music Director/Keys
"Rocky Horror Show"
JCCC

Choreographer/Ens
"Little Me"
OCTA

Music Director/Conductor
"Children's Letters To God"
SMSHS

Music Director
"The Full Monty"
The Barn Players

Music Director/Conductor
"Joseph And The ATD"
SMSHS

Choreographer
"Do Black Patent LSRRU?"
The Chestnut

Music Director/Conductor
"Once On This Island"
SMSHS

Music Director/Conductor
"West Side Story"
White Theatre

Pit Conductor
"Bye Bye Birdie"
TTIP

Music Director/Conductor
"Joseph and the ATD"
SMSHS

Music Director/Conductor
"Dames At Sea"
SMSHS
(International Performance)

Music Director/Conductor
"Cabaret"
White Theatre

Guest Clinician
Shawnee Mission North
USD 412

Director of Music
Ward Parkway Presbyterian
Kansas City, MO

Music Director/Conductor
Jewish Musical Memories
White Theatre

Music Director/Conductor
"Footloose"
TTIP

Director of Music
Park Hill Christian Church
Parkville, MO

Performance Supervisor
Kansas City Symphony
Kansas City, MO

Vocal Director
Richmond High School
Richmond, MO

Music Director
Sweet Adelines Chorus
Richmond, MO

Vocal Director
Liberal HS  U.S.D. 480
Liberal, KS


EDUCATION

Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method

Levels I, II, III

Shenandoah Conservatory; Winchester, Virginia

Randy Potter School of Piano Tuning and Repair    Bend, OR

Northwest Missouri State University  

Maryville, MO
B.S. Ed. Vocal Music Education   Graduate

Vandercook College of Music   Chicago, IL

VoiceCare Network   Collegeville, MN




HONORS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Master Piano Technicians (MPT)


Certified Piano Technician (PTA)


New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA)
{Currently, the only member in Kansas}

National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

Piano Technicians Guild  (PTG-former member)

National Eagle Scout Association (NESA)

Sachem, Messenger Eagle   Tribe of Mic-O-Say

Kansas City Chorale (Grammy Award Winning)

Kansas City Symphony Chorus  

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)    

Music Educators National Conference (MENC)    

Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA)    

All-Collegiate Choir  

Northwest Missouri State University 

Tower Choir   President 

Celebration--Show Choir/Madrigal Singers

Celebration Music Arranger

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Professional Music Fraternity)


REFERENCES

{ available upon request }


HOBBIES

Windsurfing, Composing, Rock Climbing, Scouting, Sailing, Collecting Dopey the Dwarf

Being an all around good guy!  :)

Welcome!             

Thank you for visiting my music studio website.  Over the years, it has been so gratifying to see many of my students achieving such wonderful things. Whether performing on Broadway in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, on a National Tour or even just getting accepted to their perfect music conservatory program; I am proud of every one of them for seeing their goals through while continuing to challenge themselves both professionally and spiritually.  It is such a privilege to be a part of their stories and share in their joys.

Just a bit about my professional achievements...currently, I am the only teacher in Kansas to have the honor of being accepted into the New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA).  I have attended the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester, Virginia to become certified in all three levels of Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method.  This method encourages a healthful approach to singing CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) styles.  These styles include but are not limited to Musical Theatre, Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Country.  It has been and continues to be a rewarding experience to share this knowledge with my studio members.

In a trying world with so much exposure to negative societal situations, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to provide a positive learning environment for each of my students.  I feel fortunate to make music with them every day and to explore different facets of the human spirit.

Please enjoy browsing my site. I hope you decide to share your music in my studio or have me tune your piano.  Because I am often tuning or teaching, I am occasionally  unable to take a phone call.  Please feel free to schedule your tuning or lesson appointment from this website.  You are also welcome to email me directly at Darin@DarinParkerMusic.com to request your appointment time. 


Voice messages are certainly welcome, it just may take a few days before I am able to return your call at a decent hour.  Thank you again for your interest in Darin Parker Music.

God bless,


 Darin Parker











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