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, producer 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)
-Samba drumming (one-on-one & group)
-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, Marcio Peeter, Andy Narell, Tim Bertsch, and many more.
-Carnaval performances with the Invaders Steelband (Trinidad & Tobago)