Clock Tower Music                      676  Laurel  St .  San  Carlos       650-595-2024

since 1983

 Piano Lessons

Scott Dailey  

Piano + Clarinet

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Trained in classical and jazz piano and classical clarinet, Scott Dailey is an accomplished instrumentalist, 

composer and arranger.  He holds BA and BM (Bachelor of Music) degrees in music composition and 

music education, respectively, from San Jose State University, and a BA in English from Stanford 

University.  In addition to teaching piano and clarinet, Mr. Dailey also offers instruction in composition and music theory.

Mr. Dailey has taught music at the elementary, high-school and collegiate levels, is the winner of a special citation for outstanding musicianship from the National Association of Jazz Educators, and has 

composed and arranged for stage shows, film, corporate video and advertising.  He is also a published 

jazz scholar.  For five years, he played jazz piano weekly at La Tosca in San Carlos, and his ensemble, the 

Scott Dailey Trio, has performed widely on the Peninsula.  Mr. Dailey’s playing on the trio’s first album, 

“Fast and Loose,” earned praise from critics at and the Jazz Society of Oregon.




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Jim Allen

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano and Composition.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

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Education and Professional Bio:

Jim Allen is a composer, music teacher and freelance musician. He was born in San Francisco and grew up in Millbrae where he studied guitar and performed in his first band at the age of 14. He also studied piano and flute at the former Peninsula Conservatory.

Jim attended the College of San Mateo where he studied with Charles 'Gus' Gustavson (harmony and composition), John Hancock (piano) and Charles Ferguson (guitar). While a student he was employed by the college as the tutor for the music department. He composed and recorded the music soundtrack for a student film, Easy Street, which won a Silver Award at the Houston International Film Festival. During this time he was also music director for The Gas Company, a San Francisco theatre group.

Jim received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at the University of California at Santa Cruz where he studied with David Cope (theory and composition), Gordon Mumma (electronic music), Jean-Pierre Dautricourt (orchestration), Paul Vorwerk (conducting) and Undang Sumarna (Javanese gamelon). While a student there he worked as a radio programmer, engineer and announcer for KBOQ Marina-Monterey ("K-Bach").

Jim later studied with David Conte (piano and composition) both privately and at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he also studied with Elinor Armer (composition).

He began teaching at Bronstein Music in South San Francisco and Wickersham Music in San Carlos in 1984 and later taught at Gene's Guitar Shop in San Francisco and Clocktower Music in San Carlos where he still teaches today.

Jim has composed works for chorus, orchestra, chamber ensemble and string quartet and solo works for piano, organ, harp and guitar. He produced an electronic tape composition in collaboration with Stefan Tischler in New York City and also composed the soundtrack music and twenty songs for a proposed animated film series created by artist/writer Robert Shekter, The Original Sherlock Mouse Agency. 

He has performed in several bands including Motives as a guitarist/vocalist/songwriter and Lake Street as a bass guitarist/vocalist. 
He has produced, performed and recorded with singer/songwriter/guitarist Fred Gardner.

James Allen is the author of A Guitarist's Guide To Understanding Music.


J.P Hutchins


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                   J.P. Hutchins fell in love with classical music and jazz from a young age and has been writing music since he was about 14 years old in the year 2000. Currently, J.P. teaches music in and around San Francisco, CA where he provides modern piano lessons to elementary age students who will understand that learning comes from mistakes, improvisation is the root of all music, and that music should be fun and empowering.

As an instrumentalist, J.P. began horn & trumpet in elementary school and quickly moved onto piano and organ training. He was fortunate to study theory and composition with Steve McManus, piano & organ with Helen Strahl and to receive an AGO scholarship to study organ with Dr. Margaret Evans. As a trumpet player, J.P. studied with Bruce Dresser and is dedicated to the techniques of Arnold Schlossberg, James Stamp and Roy Poper, professor of trumpet at Oberlin.  J.P. performed as principal trumpet in the YSSO, led by Dr. Cynthia Hutton, has given solo piano and organ recitals and played keyboards and synthesizers with rock and pop bands.

Studying composition at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music from 2004-2008, J.P. developed an interest in American Experimentalism and electronic/computer music with the help of Randy Coleman & Ross Feller. Much of his music features systems based on chance procedures or more rigid formulas while a primary goal is to a achieve a balance between consonant sonorities and romantically influenced atonal passages. Maintaining an interest in counterpoint, repeated motives, and the full palette of each instrument results in a kind of interplay between a modern and traditional aesthetic.