David Mills has been a music educator for 40 years with a specialty in promoting improvisation, social collaboration, and creative thinking.
DoSo™ Music is about making music accessible to all by working from the natural fundamentals found in all styles of music.
David Mills has written articles for major music ed publications, such as, "American String Teacher." David produced a PBS video, "Ahmad Jamal with the Assai Quartet," now available on YouTube. David has been accepted into the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium.
David Mills is a graduate of Colgate University. He also studied jazz at Berklee College of Music, and he studied Indian classical music and Indian teaching methods with Susanto Banerjee in Mumbai, India. While at Colgate David had the privilege of studying poetry writing with Anne Sexton, who at the time was interested in writing song lyrics.
At age twenty David Mills taught music to reform school boys only a few years younger than he. From there his teaching experience has included training classical string players to improvise, creating an original band out of factory workers, teaching song-writing to autistic adults, and teaching at Neighborhood Music School, one of the oldest and largest community art schools in the country.