Instruments & Instruction Offered
  • Clarinet (any level, all ages)


Lesson Rates

  • $30.00 per half hour
  • $50.00 per hour


Lesson Policies:

Please arrive 5 minutes early.

Lessons to be paid for at the beginning of each month before first lesson by cash, check, venmo, or Zelle QuickPay. I will email invoices.

Lesson cancellations - Must be made by email 48 hours in advance to reschedule for a mutually agreed upon time.

Lessons may also be cancelled and rescheduled due to inclement weather.

All Lessons cancelled by me, the teacher, will be made up.

Lessons cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Tardiness exceeding 15 minutes without communication regarding status of arrival will be deemed a “no show” and lesson will not be refunded or rescheduled.


Required Materials:

·        Clarinet in good playing condition (I can assess quality, do basic temporary repairs, and refer to repairmen/women)

·        Minimum 4 playable reeds in a reed case

·        Clarinet Swab

·        Cork Grease

·        Pencil

·        Assigned Music

·        Lesson Notebook

·        Folder for notes, sheet music, and handouts


Education & Experience

Clarinet Teaching Philosophy:

My goal as a teacher is to empower each student with the mindset of compassionate awareness and mastery so that they can become their own greatest mentor.



Dan Mills is a clarinet teacher and performer living in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a substitute player with the Fort Collins and Cheyenne Symphonies.

Previously, Dan completed a Master of Music in clarinet performance at University of Colorado Boulder, where he was a graduate clarinet teaching assistant in the studio of Daniel Silver. At CU Boulder, Mills was responsible for teaching undergraduate clarinet students. 

Dan received a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he studied with Jon Manasse. At Eastman, Dan performed with the Eastman Philharmonia and Wind Ensemble, Musica Nova, and the “Quintensity” Wind Quintet, a group which won the Peter Salaff award in Chamber Music for excellence in performance and community outreach. 

Born in Evanston, Illinois, Dan played in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra for 3 years, where he held the Kemper Endowed Principal Clarinet Chair. Dan attended the Interlochen Arts Camp for 3 summers.

In his spare time, Dan enjoys exploring nature, drawing, and dancing.