MUSIC FACULTY
Juanita Bosee
Director
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.
Regina Elliott
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
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
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.
Patricia Stafford
Patricia is an experienced K-12 teacher, who has also taught at the College of St. Joseph, Rutland, VT, and Purdue, Indiana and Pace Universities. She is a classically trained student of Rachel Knuth Field, has performed in local, state and Midwest regional competitions, attended the Dormagen-DeCamp Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts, and was a student of the St. Louis Institute of Music, where she participated in the Progressive Series Plan of Music Education. Patricia has been active in Little Theater, as a producer of dramas and the rehearsal/performance pianist in many musical productions. Her piano students can expect performance experience, enhanced musical interpretation, a tailored theory and learning environment, improved focus and concentration, sharpened mathematical skills, enhanced creativity and piano technique, elevated critical thinking, increased confidence, and enhanced social skills and poise. Specific attention is given to each student’s preferred learning style.
Dan Saulpaugh
Dan Saulpaugh is an active performer and teacher throughout the greater New York City metro area and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Studies from City College of New York. He also spent time studying with Douglass Rubio at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music as a Classical Guitar Performance major before relocating to New York City. While at Crane Saulpaugh toured with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet playing in the guitar orchestra for performances of Shingo Fujii's "Shiki." While at City College he studied privately with Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Competition winner Lage Lund. Saulpaugh also works actively as a band leader and sideman. He released his debut EP "Before the Fire Is Gone" in April. He was a finalist in The Greene Space's 2015 Battle of the Burroughs: The Bronx. He also co-hosts the monthly jam session Jamhattan at Harlem's Silvana. In addition to performing Saulpaugh maintains a studio of private students ranging from children to adults at all skill levels.
Stephanie Wong
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.