Darren Smith is an honors graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. He finished both the percussion program and the Recording Artist program at the school. Following graduation Darren taught in the Recording Artist program at Musicians Institute. While teaching at Musicians Institute Darren also worked as a recording engineer, session drummer, songwriter, sound designer, and producer. With this background and versatility, Darren has produced many artists in Los Angeles and albums in both Canada and the USA. He has toured all the way from the east coast of Canada to Japan, drumming with different bands.