Darren Stroud has been teaching electric and acoustic guitar at Katzin/Stillwater since 2015 and specializes in blues, rock, punk, and metal. As a professional touring musician for two decades, his expertise was obtained through private instruction and a great deal of individual dedication and practice; his teaching methods were developed based on his personal experiences as a guitarist.
He enjoys relating to his students and creating individualized practice plans according to their interests. Darren’s goal is to help students understand theory and technique by teaching them songs they like. Since moving to the Durango area from L.A. in 2015, Darren has performed with local and touring bands, including Powertribe and the High Rollers.