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 & dynamic performer. He has shared the stage with artists such as Chris Potter, Rhonda Smith, Ndugu Chancellor & 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, & most recently toured with Liv Gibson as the opening act for Huey Lewis and the News. Cole loves teaching, inspiring, & being a generous mentor.