Our Teachers

All teachers in the Global Music Academy hold Bachelors or Masters degrees in Music,Dance or Art. They are involved personally in each student's development and preparation for recitals, festivals, competitions, and exams. At the same time, they strive to make the learning process for the student pleasurable. We put special emphasis on our teachers performing careers because we believe that active concert musicians and dancers are the best possible example for our students.

Darrin Burrell – Flute and Piccolo

Mr. Burrell is very skilled in music theory, sight-singing, and instrumental and vocal performance, and he is experienced working with students of all ages at the primary and secondary school levels.  He played in the Greensboro College Wind Ensemble and Marching Band from 2005-2010 and Jazz Ensemble from 2005-2009.  Also in Greensboro, he served as a guest conductor for the Kiser Middle School Band Spring 2008 Concert, and he was guest flutist at the College Place United Methodist Church in Greensboro.  At Greensboro College, he performed in the pit orchestra in the musicals “Fiddler on the Roof” and “South Pacific” in 2008, and as flutist in the opera, “Sweeney Todd” in 2010.  He performed in the Greensboro College Chorale from 2008-2010.  Mr. Burrell is a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society and of the North Carolina Music Educators Association, and he holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Music Performance from Greensboro College.  His primary instrument is the flute, and secondary instruments are trumpet and voice (bass-baritone).

Lori Clark – Kathak, Bollywood, Bangra, Belly Dance

Lori Clark is a leading dancer who has performed for many years, both locally and abroad.  She is a choreographer and a published dance anthropologist.  She has a Masters Degree in Dance from the American University in Washington, DC.  She completed her undergraduate studies in dance and language at the Adelphi University in New York.  Lori is also a regular performer in the corps de ballet for the Washington Opera.  Audiences of her Middle Eastern dances know her as "Yasmina".

Lori's Middle Eastern/belly dance career started in Washington, DC when she was a teenager.  She was also a featured soloist of a presentation by the Egyptian National Folklore Troupe for a festival celebrating Egypt-India relations. Lori has performed for former First Lady Laura Bush, Prince Turki bin Faisal and many other American and foreign dignitaries.