b i o g r a p h y
David Manley’s musical experience has encompassed
three decades of performance,
pedagogy, accompaniment, & writing.
He received his B.A. in Music at CSU Chico (piano performance and
composition) and undertook graduate studies in composition at CSU San Francisco.
Mr. Manley’s diverse range of musical interests has
included a variety of
instrumental studies (piano, harpsichord, violin, viola, & guitar)
& performing styles (classical, jazz, pop, rock & musical
has served as accompanist & vocal coach for many
singers & choral groups including the Mayflower Chorus, and music
director for musical
theater companies including the Palo
teaches music courses regularly at Cogswell College (Sunnyvale), and
gives private instruction on piano, guitar, music
theory, ear training & song writing from his
studio in San Francisco.
keyboard studies have included tutelage with Robert Bowman, CSU Chico
(piano and harpsichord); David Roethe, CSU Chico (Baroque performance
practice); and Eliane Lust’s Le Piano Studio (master classes).
studies were begun at CSU Chico with Alfred Loeffler and continued at
CSU San Francisco with Henry Onderdonk.
Original compositions include piano pieces, song cycles, chamber
works, and arrangements for small ensembles
Composition studies were begun at CSU Chico with Alfred Loeffler and continued at CSU San Francisco with Henry Onderdonk. Original compositions include piano pieces, song cycles, chamber works, and arrangements for small ensembles.
instrument studies have included instruction with David Mallory, CSU Chico
(violin); Ward Fenley, CSU Sacramento (violin); & David Thorp
performances have included concerts with the Apollo Orchestra, Apollo
Baroque Orchestra, & Chico Symphony.
music adventures have included experience as songwriter & performer
(guitar, violin & vocals) for rock bands such as The Wayward Bus and
various solo projects.
& Blues experiences have included lessons with jazz pianist Adam
Domash; weekly gigs at The Lone Palm (San Francisco); and caberet
performances with Miss Rayna Dae.