John Riley is a freelance musician based in Edinburgh. He was trained at Liverpool, Cambridge and St Andrews Universities and has a particular specialism in the art of organ and piano improvisation.
He has a wide range of teaching experience, from many years at a special educational needs school to tutoring creative skills on Oundle for Organists, Royal College of Organists and London Organ Improvisation Course (L.O.I.C.) training courses. He has also contributed articles on improvisation to organ journals and provided masterclasses in organ improvisation for Cambridge University. John's compositions range from songs for schools to choral and instrumental works in a wide range of classical styles.