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Dan Willard, owner of Ojai Music Service, was born in the Los Angeles area and began musical training with singing lessons at the age of 7. Later he studied clarinet, sax, flute, guitar, piano, trumpet, trombone, composing, and arranging. Since moving to Ojai in 1992, he's had the opportunity to perform with many of the best musicians in the Ventura/Santa Barbara region. A full time musician, he also gives private lessons at his home and at the Thacher and Ojai Valley Schools in Ojai.

Profile Summary:
Musician Ojai, CA
Private Music Lessons Ojai, CA
Composer/Arranger/Transcriber Ojai, CA
Live Music For Any Occasion Ojai, CA
My Skills

Musician

Category: Music
Description
I've been playing for nearly 40 years. I've played in symphony orchestras, musicals, big bands, jazz ensembles, and rock bands.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Several years of private lessons. Several years playing in school bands (from 4th grade to college).
Years Experience: 38

Private Music Lessons

Category: Education
Description
Twenty years teaching experience, including teaching at private schools in Ojai (Happy Valley, Ojai Valley School, Thacher). All levels on clarinet, sax, and flute. Beginning - Intermediate on trumpet, trombone, piano, and guitar. Can also teach jazz improvisation, music theory, composing, and arranging.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Several years of private lessons. Several years playing in school bands (from 4th grade to college). Many years work as a professional musician. I've playing in symphony orchestras, musicals, big bands, jazz ensembles, and rock bands. Graduate of Lyle "Spud" Murphy's course in composing and arranging.
Years Experience: 20

Composer/Arranger/Transcriber

Category: Music
Description
I have composed music in a wide variety of styles and for many different ensembles. I have arranged for small ensembles and big bands. I have made charts from recordings for rock bands, big bands, and jazz musicians wanting to learn recorded solos. All work is done with Finale for publisher quality sheet music.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I am a graduate of Lyle "Spud" Murphy's course in arranging and composing.
Years Experience: 20

Live Music For Any Occasion

Category: Event / Party Planning
Description
Ojai Music Service is dedicated to proving you with the finest musicians in the Ventura County and Santa Barbara areas. Whether you need a harpist, a big band, a rock group, or whatever we can find just the right musicians for the occasion.
Relevant Education / Credentials
I have been playing music for nearly 40 years. I moved from LA to Ojai in 1992 and since then have had the opportunity to work with some of the best musicians in the Ventura County and Santa Barbara areas.
Years Experience: 38