Meet the Music Instructors

Learn music with us at dart studio!

Leslie Dolby

Leslie is the owner of DART Studio. In addition to owning the studio in Tea, she owns DART Boutique in Sioux Falls. That business keeps her busy so she no longer teaches regular weekly lessons.

However, Leslie is available as a substitute teacher to cover piano lessons for Leo, Anna & Erin as needed to maintain the student's momentum and lesson continuity. Leslie has a bachelor's degree in music and countless years performing and teaching.

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!