Meet the Music Instructors

Learn piano, guitar, drums, or voice with us!

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 $25 for a 30-minute lesson.

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!

Lessons with Baylee are $20 for a 30-minute lesson and are taught in DART Studio (Music Room 2.) Baylee teaches on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

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 $25 for a 30-minute lesson and are taught in DART Studio (Music Room 1.) Erin teaches on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

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 $25 for a 30-minute lesson. Darren teaches on Fridays.

Dana LeVan

Dana recently graduated from Augustana with a music education degree and is planning to attend grad school for percussion in August. We are excited to have her teaching lessons this spring & summer! Dana is a former Tea Titan and is an incredibly talented pianist and percussionist.

Dana will be teaching piano and drum lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays and her rate is $25/lesson.

Group Vocal Lessons

We are now offering group vocal lessons on the first 3 Sundays of each month. Elementary aged kids (Grades 2-5) meet from 4:00-4:40 pm. Grades 6 and older meet from 4:50-5:30 pm.

Typical lessons include 10 minutes of vocal warm-up & technique work + 10 minutes of music theory/solfege/sightsinging/tonal memory + 20 minutes of song work and practice performing in front of others.

Group vocal lessons are $60 per month.

Teaching at DART 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!