Multi-instrumentalist and music educator Darren Young is quickly establishing himself as a vital part of the Western Canada music scene. He performs frequently as a classical guitarist and double bassist, and is rapidly gaining attention for his work in the bands Diatessaron, Jung People, and The Northwest Passage. Between all of his various projects, Darren has been featured on CBC, Global, CTV, CityTV, Classic Rock Presents Prog, Fireworks Magazine, Calgary Sun, Calgary Herald, FFWD, Beatroute, and on college radio throughout Canada. His busy performing schedule has taken him across Canada and the UK, with select performances in the US and France.
Darren is currently the Vice President of the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary, an organization that brings internationally acclaimed classical guitarists to Calgary for concerts and Masterclasses. He has twice attended the prestigious Aspen Music Festival and School, and holds degrees in performance from the University of Calgary and the University of Toronto.
Darren is excited to be working with Harmony Music School and it’s developing classical guitar and double bass programs. He has taught for 11 years, guiding students through a variety of genres and helping them achieve their personal musical goals. His students are encouraged to explore music freely and to pursue as many collaborative and performance opportunities as possible.