Cory Cogley, born and raised in Spokane, Washington, started piano lessons in elementary school before discovering his passion for the guitar. Now, having earned a Music Theory degree from the prestigious Whitman College in Walla Walla, Cory celebrates his love of music through teaching as well as playing in the Spokane local group Mama Llama. With theory knowledge and years of practice in guitar, piano, voice, and bass, Cory landed roles in local Walla Walla opera productions and musicals, and he received the Campbell Music Scholarship before entering post-secondary education. Cory has worked with numerous musicians and teachers in the realms of classical, jazz, and pop/rock music, including Doug Scarborough, Gary Gemberling, John David Earnest, Miles Canaday, Riikka Pietiläinen-Caffrey, Monica Griffin Hunter, Paul Luongo, Laura Curtis, Phil Lynch, and Diane Gray-Chamberlain in the last five years. Aside from teaching and playing music, Cory enjoys listening to music (recent favorites include Bill Fay, Dua Lipa, and Shabaka & the Ancestors) and is an avid film viewer, adoring classics like Alien through the modern greats like Moonlight.