As well as performing onstage, Darren can also be found working as a vocal coach and musical director. He is a talented musician playing piano and saxophone, and has accompanied such performers as Brenda Edwards (X Factor), Kelli Young (Liberty X), Leanne Jones (Hairspray), and Ben Forster (Thriller Live, Jesus Christ Superstar).
Schools Taught At:
Italia Conti - Chislehurst Associates
CPA (Colin’s Performing Arts) in Romford
KSA Performing Arts in Beckenham
Miskin Theatre at North Kent College in Dartford
Musical Director Credits:
"Genie In The House" (Nickelodeon Television)
"High School Rocks" (UK Tour)
"Pop Factor: The Live Concert" (UK Tour)
"Madagascar the Musical" (UK & International Tour)
Darren is musical supervisor for Michael Quinn Productions currently overseeing: 'The Rollerboys'; 'The Rollergirls' and 'The Jersey Quartet', as well as working on more exciting acts to be launched in 2020!
Darren is passionate about the voice and is continually furthering his knowledge as the science of the voice is explored more. He draws on many different sources of research and methodology in his teaching. He has an Advanced Professional Diploma in teaching contemporary singing with The Voice College.
Further Education Courses Completed
Estill Voice Levels 1 & 2
The Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
A Weekend for Singers and Singing Teachers (British Voice Association)
Chris Johnson Vocal Assessment Method Workshop
BAST Singing Teacher Training Weekend
Chris Johnson Registers Workshop