James Daly

Owner of San Ramon Academy of Music

Piano & Composition Instructor

About James

James has over 10 years of experience teaching piano, theory, and composition to students of all ages. He received his bachelor’s degree in music from UC Berkeley with an emphasis on performance and composition under pianist Martha Wasley. James has also written dozens of piano works, chamber pieces, and orchestral music which have been played in multiple countries. James studied at the University of Manchester and performed classical repertoire across Europe as both a soloist and accompanist.

Aside from Teaching, James also enjoys spending his free time at the gym, cooking, drawing, and reading.

Book With James

“I didn’t want my son to be turned off to piano because of all the practicing. Lots of work but not a ton of play. James brings enthusiasm and joy to the discipline. He picked up my son’s style and personality, and could flow according to my son’s uniqueness/playfulness.”

“My biggest concern is if my kids don’t enjoy and have no progress over a significant amount of lessons time. So far your role as a teacher has been very helpful in making my kids interested & focused on their lessons”