MUSIC FACULTY
Juanita Bosee
Director
BS, Music Education, University of Bridgeport
Juanita acquired a BS in Music Education from the University of Bridgeport and holds CT certification in Music Education. She is a founding teacher of the Royal American Conservatory of Music now called the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. As a music teacher in the Stamford public schools she developed a group piano program and became a popular private piano instructor. She has taught at the DAC for the past 17 years and was named the Director of Music for the DAC in 2009. Her classes for beginners to advance emphasize music theory, rhythm, sight-reading, and performance skills.
Joshua Carruthers
Joshua Carruthers is a drummer and teacher residing in Stamford Connecticut. During his career, he has built up a reputation for his competency in a variety of styles, with a special focus on R&B/Pop/Rock and Jazz. That competency has lead to a busy gigging schedule in the tri-state area, as well as dates overseas. As a teacher, his approach focuses on students gaining an understanding of rhythmic theory and problem solving, to maximize at home practice. He has always felt that teaching and performing go hand in hand, one helping inform the other, and is happy to share the knowledge he has acquired over years of teaching and playing.
Regina Elliott
MM, Vocal Performance, University of Connecticut; BA, Music, University of California
Regina Elliott is a professional singer, actor and teacher who holds a B.A. in Music from the University of California, a M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Connecticut and a certification in the Meisner acting technique from the Actors Studio, NYC. She has served on the faculties of the University of Connecticut, in both the music and theater departments, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NYC. Regina has a diversified performing background that includes theater, opera, cabaret, dance and musical theater. As a singing instructor Regina provides a practical and straightforward approach to teaching singing that includes both the classical and contemporary methods. Regina has had great success preparing students for college admission. Former students have been admitted to: NYU, The New School, Indiana University, University of Miami, Vassar, George Washington University, Elon University and Eastman School of Music. She is a private teacher in Fairfield County and NYC.
Daniel Hague
Metropolitan Opera and Amici Vocal Competition Prize Winner
Daniel made his Arizona Opera debut as Douglas D'Agnus in Rossini's La Donna del LagoI and returned as Colline in La Boheme. He appeared nine times with The Shubert Opera in New Haven; most notably as the Commendatore and as Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor. For Opera Theatre of CT, he has been heard as Basilio, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin and Colline; a role he also sang for Opera North as well as the Sanibel Festival. The Sanibel Festival has also heard him as Mozart's Figaro, Raimondo in Lucia, Colline and as Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus. For the Bronx Opera he has been heard as Sarastro, Mozart's Figaro, the Hermit in Der Freischutz and Leporello; a role he also sang at the Ash-Lawn Highland Festival. His work for Connecticut Concert Opera includes Giorgio in i Puritani and Alfonso in Lucrezia Borgia. He has appeared twice with the Opera Orchestra of New York in Rienzi and i Due Foscari. In Oratorio he has been heard in Verdi's Requiem with the Harrisburg Symphony, Haydn's Creation with the Bronx Orchestra as well as numerous Bach works with the Fairfield Orchestra and the Bronx Chamber Orchestra. He has been heard as soloist with the National Chorale in three concerts at Avery Fisher Hall. His musical theater credits include Edward Rutledge in 1776, Lancelot in Camelot and King Maximillian in A Spinning Tale off-Broadway.
Sharon Levin
Manhattan School of Music
Sharon Levin holds a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from Manhattan School of Music.  She was also awarded a “Certificat de Musique de Chambre” (Chamber Music Certificate) from The Eclole Normale de Musique in Paris, France.  Ms. Levin was the principal flutist with the New Jersey Pops Symphony Orchestra for 14 years, has been a soloist and chamber musician in the USA, Europe, Central and South America.  She is an active performer and instructor in the Fairfield County Area.  She was the flute choir director for the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic Program (2006-2010), she taught Music History at Norwalk Community College (2008-2010). She is also on the faculty at the Connecticut School of Music in Westport and Greenwich and teaches privately at her home studio.  Her students have participated and continue to participate among the following area programs:  Norwalk Youth Symphony, Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic, Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra, Western Middle School and High School Regionals Program and the High School All State Program.
Timothy Lewis
Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies, Western Connecticut State University
Timothy Lewis is an active performer and teacher, and holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Western Connecticut State University. His experience as a woodwinds instructor includes the Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut and the Bearclaw Academy in New Milford, where he was taught by DHS band director Jonathan Grauer. Lewis regularly performs with various jazz, rock and classical groups, as well as in numerous pit orchestras in Connecticut and New York. He has performed with musicians such as Jimmy Greene, Andrew Beals, George Garzone, Wallace Roney and Jeff "Tain" Watts, and with musical groups The Connecticut Transit Authority and 10,000 Maniacs.
Megan Talay
Bachelor of Music, University of Miami
Megan Talay teaches guitar and piano. She has a Bachelor of Music from University of Miami Frost School of Music and extensive experience as a singer-songwriter and as a music instructor. She is Show Director at the School of Rock in Mamaroneck, NY and bassist for Village Voice Best Tribute Band, Guns 'N Hoses.
Stephanie Wong
University of Rochester
Stephanie Wong teaches violin, viola, piano and flute at the DAC. She has a double major in Music from the University of Rochester and studied violin at Eastman School of Music. Wong graduated from DHS in 2005 and also taught at the Darien Summer School Strings Program for nine years.