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 jazzreview.com and the Jazz Society of Oregon.
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E-mail J.P. : [email protected]
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.