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Clay Colley


Teaches Piano, Music Theory

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Teaches at:

B.M. Piano Performance from Youngstown State University, M.M. Jazz Studies & Composition from Youngstown State University

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Black Wolf & the Thief

Favorite Bands

Pink Floyd, Ben Folds, Charles Mingus, Professor Longhair, Dr. John, Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Company of Thieves, The Meters

Teaching Experience

10 Years Private Instruction Experience, 5 Years Classroom Experience at Youngstown State University

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Jazz Improvisation, Pop Music, Rock Music, Composition, Music Theory

Areas of Instruction

Piano, Music Theory

Levels Taught


Performance Experience

10 Years Experience as a freelance jazz/classical solo pianist, Pianist and composer for Black Wolf & the Thief since 2014, Regular performer with the Labra Brothers, Pianist for the Vindys 2013-2016

About Clay Colley

Clay Colley has been teaching privately for ten years, teaching students age 5 to 65. He holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance and a master’s degree in jazz studies from the Dana School of Music.


Clay’s experience as a pianist and musician is very diverse, and includes: classical performance, jazz improvisation, pop/rock improvisation, and songwriting/composition.


From his beginnings in a small church band in Florida at the age of twelve, he has since spent most of his performing career playing with numerous rock and jazz groups, including JD Eicher, the Vindys, the Labra Brothers, Hoss & the Juggernauts, and his own project, Black Wolf & the Thief.


Clay currently makes his living teaching a piano studio of over 50 students, being the music director of Howland

United Methodist Church, and playing shows every weekend.

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