Welcome to Hello Music Theory, one of the leading websites in online music education. We exist to help students and teachers make music more accessible, fun, and easy.
Our goal is to be the go-to place on the internet to learn music. We want to help teachers by providing awesome teaching materials and also to provide easy-to-understand teaching instructions for those who are learning by themselves.
Having started back in 2014, now Hello Music Theory is visited by over 500,000 people each month from all corners of the world!
Meet The Team
Dan Farrant – Founder
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 13, 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.
Samuel Chase – Writer
Samuel is a musician and composer from Connecticut in the USA. He plays saxophone, piano, guitar and is a singer.
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.
Pete Yarde Martin – Writer
Peter Yarde Martin is a musician and composer from London, UK. A multi-instrumentalist, he plays the trumpet, organ, piano, guitar, and voice.
He studied his undergraduate in 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, writes for Hello Music Theory, 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.
Christine Davies – Writer
She is a career teacher, having taught general primary education as well as being a music tutor, where she has spent a lifetime honing the art of clear explanations and making learning fun.
Now, she works as a one-to-one cello and piano tutor and writes for Hello Music Theory. She is also a published author writing Games For Music Reading to help beginners get to grips with the fundamentals.
She studied her undergraduate in music at the University of Huddersfield and now works as a musician and tutor from Shipley in Yorkshire.
How To Support Hello Music Theory
If you’ve enjoyed using the free resources we have and would like to support us in this project, then you can do so in a few different ways.
Firstly, you can purchase some of our practice exams, pdf worksheet packs, study guides, or video courses. It helps us keep all the cogs turning!
Secondly, you can share this website with a friend. So far, this site has grown almost entirely by word of mouth, so if you can put a link on your website, share on Facebook or tweet it on Twitter, 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!