Vassar College, BA in Neuroscience and Behavior
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music, Art, and the Performing Art
Mannes College of Music Pre-College Division Honors Program
Juilliard Music Advancement Program
Awards granted from Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia High School: Father Fame Foundation Music Award, Fred Mazart Memorial Music Award, Music History, AP Music Theory, Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Pit Orchestra
Daryl began playing flute at the age of 11, as part of a middle school band class. His band instructor noticed his innate talent, and began to prepare him for studies at the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School. During this two year program, Daryl studied flute with Jayn Rosenfeld, played in chamber ensembles and orchestra, while also studying music history, music theory, and ear training. Daryl also made his concerto debut playing Vivaldi's "Il Gardellino" in the final year of the program.
Daryl's time at MAP, prepared him for entry to the prestigious high school Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for Music and Art and the Performing Arts, where he was a flute instrumental music major. He continued to study with Jayn Rosenfeld during his freshmen year, while he played as principal flute player in the Bronx Burowide Band/Orchestra. He also was the Piccolo Soloist for Sousa's March "Stars and Stripes Forever". For the remainder of high school, he studied in the Honors Program at the Mannes College of Music Prepartory Division with Sue Ann Kahn. Daryl graduated high school serving one year as Piccolo Player in the Senior Symphonic Orchestra, and one year as Principal Flute Player of the Senior Symphoniy Orchestra, Senior Symphonic Band, and the Pit Orchestras of Ragtime and City of Angels. Daryl graduated from Mannes as the Philharmonic Piccolo Player.
Daryl continued his music studies at Vassar College, where he studied with John Solum. Daryl continued his chamber music and orchestra playing, and won the Music Department's Concerto Competition in 2010, playing Borne's "Carmen Fantasy." He was also chosen as a student soloist with Vassar's Modern Music Ensemble playing Ginastera's "Impresiones de la Puna."
Daryl is currently taking one year off to prepare for graduate programs in flute performance.
The bulk of my experience comes from eleven years of performance, in which I have been exposed to the vast majority of flute literature, ranging from standard solo repertoire, to chamber music (flute ensemble/woodwind quintet/flute quartets), to orchestra masterpieces, and to broadway pit orchestras.
During my time at Vassar, I was able to teach four other undergraduate students who could not afford to take lessons through the music department.
Daily Exercises - Taffanel and Gaubert Method
Trevor Wye - Practice Book for the Flute Vol. 1-6
Suzuki Flute Method
Andersen - Technical Etude Studies
Standard Solo Repertoire (Bach Sonatas, Mozart Concertos, Flute Music by French Composers, 20th Century Music)
Generally, my lesson style aims at preparing students with the basics of music making: technique, intonation, and tone, in order to promote music literacy and allow the student to play and work on classical masterpieces. I like to cater my lesson style specific to each individual student based on the students current ability and future interest.