Dan Willard is a graduate of Lyle Murphy’s Equal Interval Method of composing and arranging. He has written numerous arrangements for all types and sizes of musical ensembles as well as many original compositions. He teaches all levels and ages. Dan has over 30 years of teaching experience and has been teaching at Ojai Valley School since 2002 and The Thacher School since 2007.

Lessons are $50/hr if you go to his home in Oak View or $60/hr if you want him to come to your home. Please contact us for rates if you reside outside of the Ojai Valley. Half hour and 45 minute lessons are also an option. Also available via Skype.

Subjects Covered:

  • Basic Theory
  • System of Progressions
  • The Diatonic System
  • Polytonality
  • Orchestration
  • Composition
  • Arranging
  • Advanced Theory