Darren is our new lower school instrumental music teacher.
My name is Darren Anderegg and I am a recent graduate of Oakland University. My last name is Swiss and hard to say, so feel free to call me Scrambledegg, it’s close enough. I love teaching, I love kids, and I love music, so an elementary music teacher makes sense for me. I love playing, composing, listening to, and dancing to music. Interacting with music is one of the best stress relievers and it brings a smile to my face. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but if forced I would have to say that I enjoy playing the drum set the most, a close second is marimba, followed by piano and guitar. Aside from music, I greatly enjoy playing sports and board games.
I go through phases when it comes to hobbies. As a kid I was consumed with creating and designing various things: technology, houses, tanks. So far, I haven’t got any calls from the U.S. Department of Research and Technology, so maybe I should stick with teaching, but it’s fun for me to tackle problems with creative solutions. More recently I’ve been excited about my bicycle which I tricked out with a motor and rechargeable battery. If you ever want to know how to turn your bicycle into an Ebike, then give me a holler. It probably won’t look pretty, but it’s fairly cheap, and a bunch of fun!
In other news, I just got engaged and am excited to start a new life with my best friend, Erin. Yes, we are aware that our names rhyme, and no, we are not going to name our kids Sharon or Karen. She is a wonderful woman finishing up her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (free neck rubs!) at Oakland University. We love to go on walks, watch old TV shows, and swing dance together. I am excited to join the Roeper community as a music teacher and can’t wait to see where this year leads. As you may be able to tell from the tone of this bio I am a carefree person and would love to meet you and hear your story, so come say hi!