I’d rather be that person who challenges my followers. Like,  we’ve all thought of this, but have you thought in this way? I’m more interested in engaging in healthy conversations over social media and also just challenging our own ideologies.

Darlene Machacon

Today on the podcast, I’m thrilled to be chatting with a fellow podcaster, Anacrusic Community member, and my friend Darlene Machacon. In this interview we talk about all the things: instagram, the podcast she co-hosts, Coloring the Melody, and her overall journey in music educaiton.

Darlene is one of the bubbles on instagram stories that always makes my hear jump a beat, because I know she’s going to either inspire me, make me laugh, or make me think. And throughout today’s episode, I’m sure she’ll do the same for you.

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Darlene Machacon is a TK-6th grade elementary music educator, chorus director, and private piano teacher. She has adouble Bachelor’s of Music degree in Music Education and Piano Performance from Biola University and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, her musical experiences include designing group piano and general musiccurriculum, overseeing studio group music programs, accompanying for the Intermediate group of the Emmy award-winning Southern California Children’s Chorus and playing keyboard for various church worship bands in the area. She is passionate about culturally responsive teaching in music education and desires to be a lifelong learner.

Darlene and her husband are loving life in Orange County, California, and spend their spare time exploring boba shops, trying out new restaurants, and dreaming of getting a puppy since she is allergic to cats.


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