Darby Teander
Music Teacher

Hello, My name is Darby Teander and I am thrilled to be building a music program at Inspire Elementary! I am originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. I went to school at Appalachian State University where I earned my degree in Music Education with a concentration in General (elementary) Music and a Saxophone performance certificate. I have additional certifications in Orff music pedagogy and Little Kids Rock. The saxophone is my primary instrument and I actually only play classical saxophone music, not jazz! I also love to sing and play the guitar. When I’m not teaching, I’m spending hours riding my bike through the mountains. I am an amateur cyclist and race road bikes on a women’s team called Alp Cycles.

I can’t wait to get your students singing, moving, improvising, creating, playing, and performing!


Favorite Morning Snack: Pastries... donuts, coffee cake, banana bread, etc
Favorite Drink: Kombucha
Favorite Morning Drink: Kombucha
Favorite Lunch Food:
Favorite Candy/Treat: Cookies , chocolate
Favorite Color: Forest green
Favorite Flower: Sunflowers
Favorite Places to Shop: Target!
Favorite Places to Eat: Vital Root, Yak N Yeti, Machete
Favorite Activities: CYCLING, backpacking

Email: DARBY_TEANDER@dpsk12.org