From the streets of Brazil & Trinidad to venues and recital halls in the US, Riley has led a musical path of study and exploration different from most others. As an accomplished composer, bandleader and performer, he brings a unique skillset to teaching that combines numerous diverse sources and styles, with an attempt to encourage broad musical understanding and appreciation. 

Music Lessons Available (also offered via online)






-Percussive arts

-Samba drumming (one-on-one & group)

-Steel Pan


-Band leading/management/booking

Credentials include:

-5 Years private guitar tutelage 

-BA in music performance from Humboldt State University

-Personal and group training with teachers Eugene Novotney, Howard Kaufman, Eduardo Fuentes, Andy Narell, Tim Bertsch, and many more. 

-Carnaval performances with the Invaders Steelband (Trinidad & Tobago)

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