THE MUSIC PROGRAM includes private lessons for guitar, flute, violin, voice, piano, cello, composition and music theory as well as group classes for both adults and children. All of our instructors are professionals chosen for their individual artistry and teaching skills. Through one-on-one instruction, our students discover their full potential by strengthening their technique, creativity, self-awareness and individuality.

Focus is placed on building the skills needed to read and perform music. Children as young as five may be ready to begin private instruction. Once children begin, our private instruction focuses on basic skills in an engaging environment with attention paid to the developmental needs of each child. Two recitals are produced each year to develop performance skills, poise, self-confidence, and self-control. Middle and high school students develop skills to play the type of music they enjoy that includes rock, video game, and anime, classical, jazz, and pop. Adults who have decided to acquire a new skill or to keep minds and hands nimble, also comprise our student body. 

Qualified students will have the opportunity to participate in the Royal Conservatory of Music Program which offers adjudicated testing in both music theory and practical application. For more information about the RCM program contact Juanita Bosee at
Juanita Bosee, Director
Christine Geeding, Sharon Levin, George Luton, Gunnar Sahlin, Dan Saulpaugh and Stephanie Wong.


“When I first started taking piano lessons, I was simply interested in picking up an instrument. I never would have imagined that taking lessons would open up a world of music to me! Because of my lessons, I am now happier and I find more joy in listening to music!” (Alex S.) 

“In a town where sports are so heavily emphasized, it was important to us to find a way to support other aspects of our children’s growth in addition to athletics. Our son was interested in learning how to play the piano, so we signed him up for lessons at the Darien Arts Center. Within a few weeks of starting lessons, we were amazed by his progress, but even more so by how much he loved to play. To this day (more than a year after starting lessons), he frequently chooses to play piano without being asked, and loves to play both pieces that he has memorized and his new pieces. He has gained a lot of confidence in the past year, and I attribute much of this to his piano lessons. I am also thrilled to see him gaining a skill that he will be able to enjoy for the rest of his life.” (Megan M.)