At age 12, Kole received a beat-up, dull red, 1970's generic electric guitar from his father and decided he wanted to learn how to play it. Originally inspired by bands like Metallica and Led Zeppelin, Kole started to form a foundation of rock and blues based music that eventually would dominate his playing and composition style. For the next 6 years he had no specific direction with music and only thought of the guitar as a hobby. However, three years ago his life changed when he met solo musician and virtuoso guitarist, Tom Hess. Since then, Kole has taken very large strides in improving himself musically and forwarding his career in the music industry. Now at age 21, he has taught workshops in Chicago at the Oakbrook Academy of Music and Art, has released his debut album 'Exile', has Co-Authored the E-book "Serious Improvement for the Developing Guitarist,"has finished two full years of classical composition and guitar at the revered Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and is currently attending Musicians Institute.