Meet the Music Instructors

Learn music with us at dart studio!

Leslie Dolby


In addition to owning the studio, Leslie offers piano lessons for intermediate to advanced students. With a bachelor's degree in music and countless years performing and teaching, Leslie provides a fun yet educational 30-minute weekly lesson. Lessons with Leslie are taught from the Faber series, but classical pieces, chord charts, playing by ear, and other methods are used to supplement basic learning.


Lessons with Leslie are $30 for a 30-minute lesson.


Accepting new students?

Sorry, no. Leslie's schedule is full.

Leo Taylor


Coming to the area from Michigan, Leo was hired to be the principal percussionist for the SD Symphony. Leo received his Master of Music from the Chicago College of the Performing Arts.


Leo has years of experience in private & group instruction. He is trained in teaching all levels of piano, percussion and strings.


Lessons with Leo are $30 for a 30-minute lesson.


Accepting new students? Absolutely! The more the merrier since Leo is our newest instructor.

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 $30 for a 30-minute lesson.


Accepting new students?

Sorry, no. Erin's schedule is full.


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 $30 for a 30-minute lesson.


Darren teaches on Fridays and is accepting new students!

Anna Klocke


Anna is a music education major at USD and is an incredibly talented clarinet player. With many accolades to her name, and experience teaching lessons and performing, Anna is a fun and relatable instructor.


Anna teaches beginner piano lessons from the Faber series and can teach clarinet too! Lessons with Anna are $25 for a 30-minute lesson.


Accepting new students?

Sorry, no. Anna's schedule is full.


Teaching at DART Music Studio


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