Trained at Interlochen and the University of Southern California, Daniel Kelley is a pianist, a composer and arranger, and a French hornist. In addition to being a member of the LA Opera Orchestra and the Pasadena Symphony, he worked in the motion picture industry from 1991 until 2021, performing on nearly 1,000 movies, including Star Wars Episodes VII, VIII and IX, Frozen and Frozen 2, Jungle Cruise, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, Spiderman: Homecoming, and all of the Pirates of the Caribbean, Ice Age, Men in Black and Hot Tub Time Machine films. Creator of the Music for Two and Music for Three series, over a million books of his compositions and arrangements have sold worldwide.

Daniel also bakes constantly, mosaics, annoys practically everyone with puns, and loves playing games of any kind, though Hearts and Dominoes are his current faves. In both 2016 and 2017, a mosaic of his won first prize at the LA County Fair. He and his wife Cynthia have three children and too many fish. Adair, Darcy and Adele are the names of the children.