Faculty Bios

We proudly offer the bios of our accomplished teachers.

Tony Conniff has written and produced the albums Let It Drown Me, Tight Leash, and Somehow We Survived. He has produced songs and albums for numerous recording artists. He is the author of the books Unpredictable Songwriting and A Writer’s Guide to Breaking Bad, as well as a blog on songwriting at tonyconniff.com. He is also the owner of the Tony Conniff Songwriting Workshops.

Jody Gray is a composer, songwriter, music producer, and arranger of films, TV series, video games, and CDs. He has written songs for artists as diverse as Judy Collins, Ray Charles, Grace Jones, Skid Row, Dr. John, and Jennifer Holliday. He has produced over 30 albums, including multi-platinum hits in the Pacific Rim. He’s the musical director/composer/songwriter for the TV series Space Racers (NBC, Netflix). His work is featured on network, cable, and streamers, including Sex And the City, Law and Order SVU, The Tonight Show, Sesame Street, Courage the Cowardly Dog (Cartoon Network), Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Fairy Tale Forest, and the feature films Clifford’s Really Big Movie (WB), Arthur’s Missing Pal (Lionsgate), Stellaluna (MGM), What’s the Name of the Dame?,Drawing Home, and Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog. He attended the Julliard School.