I would love to help you develop your musical voice, whether you are new to the clarinet, have been playing for a while, or anywhere in between.

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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. Quintensity’s outreach included two week-long residencies in the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools of Lake Placid, New York. The group gave performances in school assemblies and taught group and individual lessons.

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.



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. 

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