Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Darin Ishimatsu
I grew up in San Jose and went to UCLA for college where I got my bachelor's degree in music performance and music education. Following that, I went to Northwestern University where I received a master's degree in music performance. For the first few years after my schooling, I performed as symphony musician and taught private music lessons. From my experience teaching lessons, I realized I loved working with kids. This realization inspired me to go back to school to get my teaching credential and I eventually landed here! I feel very lucky to teach at Hyde and I love my job.