Meet The Team

About Us

And Find Out Why We’re Writing About Music on the Internet

Welcome to Hello Music Theory, one of the leading websites in online music education. Founded in 2014 by Dan Farrant, our goal is to be the go-to place on the internet to learn music.

At a time when music education is under significant threat, our mission has never been more critical.

Governments all over the world are cutting funding to music in schools, venues are closing down, and arts funding is on the decline worldwide.

Not only that, but the pressures of life, work, and family mean that more and more people don’t have the time, money, or capacity to learn the instrument they’ve always dreamed of playing.

A world with less music is a world we don’t want to live in. So we’re taking matters into our own hands.

Our goal is to make learning music more accessible.

We don’t want access to learning an instrument to be limited to those with money or a private education.

We don’t want people to think that it’s too late to start learning an instrument because they didn’t do it as a child.

Music should be something that everyone can learn, no matter their age, their location, or their financial situation.

By providing comprehensive, accessible, and affordable music resources, Hello Music Theory stands as a beacon for those who believe in the transformative power of music, ensuring that it remains a vibrant part of our cultural fabric.

Support us in our journey of making the world more musical.

Meet The Team

Below are some of the wonderful musicians, past and present who have helped contribute to Hello Music Theory.

Dan Farrant – Managing Editor

Dan Farrant is a music teacher and musician, originally from London, who studied Jazz Double Bass at The Royal Academy of Music from 2008 to 2012.

Having been a musician for over 25 years and teaching for over 15, he plays the piano, guitar, bass guitar, and double bass.

Currently, Dan lives in Surrey, UK, where he teaches music privately and runs this website.

Sam Chase – Writer

Samuel is an L.A. based musician and composer from Connecticut in the USA. He plays saxophone, piano, and guitar.

He studied music at The University of Virginia, his Postgraduate in Austria, and has recently finished his Ph.D. at the University Of Surrey, where he studied the use of minimalism in film music.

As well as being one of the writers for Hello Music Theory, Samuel is a composer writing for film and television.

Peter Yarde Martin – Writer

Peter Yarde Martin is a multi-instrumentalist and composer playing the trumpet, organ, piano, guitar, and voice.

He studied music at Cambridge University and his postgrad at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He now works as the musical director at St. Peter’s Church, Notting Hill, runs several choirs, teaches one-to-one lessons, and composes extensively.

He has had his work played by London Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra, among many others.

Izaak Walton – Writer

Izaak Walton is our resident strings writer. He plays violin, viola, and mandolin and is based out of Denver, CO.

He studied for his bachelor’s in Violin Performance at the University of Georgia and his Masters in Violin Performance at the University Of Denver.

He now works as a professional musician, teaches extensively, and writes on music education.

Serena – Writer

Serena Huang is a professional flutist and music educator with diplomas from the Juilliard School, Temple University, and l’École Normale de Musique de Paris.

She is the founder of Creative Baggage – a podcast unpacking the baggage of pursuing a career in the arts & For the Lost Creative – a database of opportunities to help creatives build their careers.

How to Support Hello Music Theory

If you’ve enjoyed using our free resources and would like to support us in this project, you can do so in several different ways.

Firstly, you can purchase some of our paid resources! We have worksheet packs, study guides, practice exams, and video courses. It helps us keep all the cogs turning!

Secondly, you can follow us on social media and share this website with a friend. This site has grown almost entirely by word of mouth, so if you can put a link on your website or share it on Facebook, we’d be really grateful.

Lastly, you can send us a message saying what you like (or don’t like) about the site. We’d love to hear from you!