Cole Riddle is a Hermosa Beach native who has come full circle at Coast Music from student to teacher! An expert pianist who also plays drums, Cole is an energetic improvisor and dynamic performer. He has shared the stage with artists such as Chris Potter, Rhonda Smith, Ndugu Chancellor and many others. He is a UCLA graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ethnomusicology, studying jazz under the tutelage of Tamir Hendelman. Cole continues to play with many popular bands including The Bash Dogs, Cody Dear, and most recently toured with Liv Gibson as the opening act for Huey Lewis and the News. Cole loves teaching, inspiring, and being a generous mentor.