photo by Grace Feldman

As a small but multifaceted company, David Mills Music is dedicated to music as a universal form of social interaction.

All recordings are reflections of past events, and no recording will ever measure up to the experience of being there. Everyone should play.

David Mills is a staunch advocate for live music, and to that end, he draws upon his knowledge and skill as a teacher, composer, guitarist, instrument designer, and producer. As a music educator, David’s home base is Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, Connecticut. Ahmad Jamal with the Assai Quartet and British Dance are two short videos that underscore how David can bring people from disparate cultures together through music.

Across all styles of music, David believes that improvisation is the key component that distinguishes a live performance from a sound recording. Be it cabaret with Millsenblum, R&B with The Winchester Special, or modern dance with The Pilobolus Dance Theater, David has found that improvisation engages the audience.

If David Mills has his way, social events will no longer include canned music. Live music will resound from the rafters, and those who are not playing instruments will be singing and dancing!