Darcy Gingras

Conservatory Instructor
Percussion, Drum Set

In His Studio

Darcy Gingras teaches percussion and drum set with the Conservatory. Lessons with Darcy cost $60 per hour of instruction. Darcy will teach students ages 10 and up, and will teach any level of students. In Darcy’s studio, students decide whether they want to work towards exams, participate in recitals, and participate in Music Festival. He teaches classical percussion, and rock/funk drumming. Darcy requires students to supply their own drum sticks, notebook, a drum set to practice on at home (as soon as possible), and to practice a minimum of 30 minutes per week. Darcy works hard to tailor his lessons to individual students' needs. Each student should expect to learn the following skills: basic theory, improvisation, music reading, basic technique on snare drum, drum set and eventually bells/xylophone and timpani.


Darcy has been a drum set and percussion instructor at the Conservatory of Performing Arts since September of 2006.  He graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Music Education degree (Major in Percussion) in 2003.  Upon graduating, he began teaching band in White City and Pilot Butte elementary schools.  He continued in that position until January of 2008 when he took a leave of absence to be at home with his new son James.  At the conclusion of his leave Darcy opted to resign from his position and remain at home on a more permanent basis.  Since then, his family has welcomed another little boy, Anthony.  Aside from being a stay at home parent and teaching at the Conservatory, Darcy also has a position as principal percussionist with the Regina Symphony Orchestra.  In addition to this, he also offers services as a percussion clinician and guest conductor for various schools in and around the Regina area. 

  • BMusEd - University of Regina

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