Peter Colclasure grew up in Merrill, Wisconsin. In high school he won the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association Piano Competition two years running, going on to earn a degree in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He moved to San Jose in 2012.
He currently teaches piano at Evergreen Studio of Music and the Arts, and plays piano for New Ballet School. Since 2016 he has released three albums and one EP of solo instrumental works. His compositions have been used for choreography by New Ballet, eMotion Arts, the Memphis Ballet, and Boise Ballet Academy. In 2022, he was granted an artist residency by the Jack Straw Foundation in Seattle to record an original string quartet with Skyros Quartet.