Meet the Music Instructors

Leslie Dolby


Leslie offers piano and voice lessons in her private studio located in the back of DART Boutique. With a bachelor's degree in music and countless years performing and teaching, Leslie provides a fun yet educational 30 minute weekly lesson. Piano lessons are taught from the Faber series and vocal lessons focus on voice development, tonal memory, sight singing on solfege, and vocal repertoire.


Lessons with Leslie are $100 per month for 4 lessons.

Baylee Kelzer


Baylee is a junior instructor at DART Studio and is beginning her teaching journey. Baylee has taken piano lessons from Mrs. Dolby for several years and has developed her skills to become a phenomenal piano player. She is excited to teach others how to play as well!


30 minute lessons with Baylee are $75 per month and are taught in DART Studio (Music Room 2.)

Erin McFarland


Erin is the Vocal Director at George McGovern Middle School in Sioux Falls. She has a Masters Degree in Music Education and years of experience teaching piano & voice. Erin is a talented and patient teacher with a passion for helping kids learn music.


Erin teaches piano from the Faber series and is a wonderful addition to DART Studio! Lessons with her are $100 per month for 4 (30-minute) lessons and are taught in DART Studio (Music Room 1.)

Darren Matthes


Darren has been playing guitar and drums for over 20 years and has been teaching private lessons since 2004. As a former member of the cover band, Ledfoot, and a member of several church bands, Darren has valuable experience that he is excited to share with you.


Darren uses the Essential Elements lesson series for guitar instruction & the Alfred Drum Method book (plus his own self-published book) to teach drum skills. Lessons with Darren are $100 per month for 4 (30-minute) lessons.

Teaching at DART Studio

Are you a musician who would like to teach private lessons in our studio? We are looking for musicians who play guitar, percussion and piano. Pay rate depends on educational level and experience. Contact us today to learn more about our adjunct teaching program!