I teach the fundamentals of electric bass, including rhythm and lead bass techniques
Hey There! My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and would love to teach you or help you improve your abilities! I have been playing all four instruments for 20 years, and I have a personal, laid-back style that helps connect with each student.
I have been with TakeLessons for over three years now, and am truly blessed to have worked with so many great students.I will teach you what YOU want to play, regardless of style or genre you like in music. I design my lessons around YOU, and what YOU want to learn!
For guitar, bass and drums, I can teach the ba
sic beginner to the advanced. I teach electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass and acoustic and electric drums
For piano, I teach beginner levels only.
*** Lesson Details *** Students can expect my lessons to focus on your goals. I cover a lot of fundamentals and basics to start, and then go through more advanced techniques as the student progress. In a short period of time, you will know chords, notes, techniques, rhythm and timings, just to name a few!
Guitar students will learn basic chords, barre chords and soloing techniques. Bass students will learn bass notes, bass lines and soloing.
Drum students will learn timing, fills, soloing and lead drumming.
Piano students will learn how to read music, fingering, chords and song performance.
*** Studio Equipment *** Equipment available: keyboard 6-string acoustic guitar 12-string acoustic guitar electric guitar 2 amplifiers
I have played bass guitar in varying capacities for several years now. I specialize in contemporary, rock, blues bass but also have professional experience in classical bass. I have played bass for several worship ensembles, rock bands, and am currently playing for an orchestra at Covenant Christian Academy.
13 years ago, I picked up a guitar and began my life-long pursuit of music. This pursuit has led me in a wide variety of directions. Today, I am the worship leader for Living Life Church, an on-staff music-producer and session musician at Drive35 Productions, and a passionate instructor.
I have a passion for a wide variety of styles of music. For several years, I was the lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter for multiple independent rock bands, the most notable being an indie psychedelic band called Tod The Fox. I have led worship for many churches including Grace Fellowship UMC, Brazos
Pointe Church, The Cornerstone College Ministry at UTA, and FUMC Allen in varying capacities. At UTA, I studied Jazz and Classical guitar under acclaimed guitarists Sam Walker and Billy Robertson. Here, I also studied theory, piano, sight-singing, and music-production extensively. I graduated Magna Cume Laude with a Bachelor of Music-Media from UTA. After school, I spent 9 months interning/assistant engineering with acclaimed musician/composer/producer Brad Nyght at The Bakery Studio in Dallas- whose credits include being the drummer for The Michael Gungor Band and Desperation Band. Then, got hired as an on-staff session musician and music producer at Drive35 Productions. I have also played guitar, mandolin, and bass for multiple pit orchestras and guitar for the North Lake Jazz Ensemble with director Jim Eger.
My teaching style varies from student to student. Music is a wonderfully diverse subject and every student has his own aspirations. I will do my best to cater each lesson to the student's goals and interests. Whether that is classical guitar method, rock, jazz, folk, country, pop or anything in between.
I have an excellent internet connection and microphone set up for online lessons. I also utilize screen-sharing to make the lessons as close to real life as possible.
A few of my favorite artists include: Michael Gungor, Joe Pass, Andrew Bird, Chopin, Led Zeppelin, Glen Hansard, and Radiohead.
*** Lesson Details *** Lessons will vary significantly from student to student. Not only does every student have different goals in mind, they all learn differently as well. I do my best to customize my lessons for each student's goals and needs. A typical guitar, bass, ukulele, or piano lesson may involve music-reading, chord studies, technical work, scale practice, theory, and of course learning awesome songs!
I consider myself a healthy balance between professional and light-hearted. As much as I want to make efficient use of the lesson-time, my primary goal is for the student to truly understand and enjoy music.
I have worked hard to be a flexible musician and teacher. I am competent in jazz, rock, classical, contemporary, blues, worship, country, and beyond and will be happy to teach any (or all) of these styles to any student.
*** Studio Equipment *** My at-home studio includes:
- Chairs - An 88-key Casio Privia keyboard - Professional grade recording equipment (003r interface, behringer ada8000 with BLA mod, RNC by FMR, and more) - High speed Internet access - A printer - A library of music resources - Novation Launchkey MIDI controller - Rode K2 condensor microphone - Sm57 - Several Naiant stereo pair microphones - 2 acoustic guitars (Cort and Zaeger), 2 electric guitars (Epiphone CS Custom, Fender Nashville Tele) - An electric bass guitar (Epiphone Thunderbird with Bartolini Pickups) - Lanakai Ukulele - A Savannah Mandolin - Double input amplifier (vox AC15C1) - Music stand - Metronomes/tuners - Recording studio quality monitors (Yamaha HS8s) - Large pedal board and pedal chain
*** Specialties *** I specialize in contemporary, rock, blues, and worship guitar, but have extensive experience in classical and jazz guitar as well. I am also an on-staff session guitar player for Drive35 Productions and can help anyone interested in the skills necessary to play for a studio.
For piano, I teach beginner to intermediate level students in a variety of genres. I use piano on a daily basis for composing, arranging, and performing.
For bass, I can also teach a variety of genres. I specialize in blues/rock/contemporary but have experience in classical and jazz bass as well.
For ukulele, I specialize in pop music adaptation and classical.
For mandolin, I teach basic beginner music skills- reading and strumming techniques.
***STUDIO POLICIES*** My studio offers 2 different types of contracts, Schedule-As-You-Go and Monthly contracts. Monthly contracts require commitment to at least a full-month's worth of lessons (holdiays and summers are exceptions), all lessons are paid for up front and this reserves your weekly slot. I will always be willing to work out make-ups when possible. Schedule As You Go lessons are scheduled week-to-week and do not reserve your slot for anything beyond that week.
Riley F. January 31, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Jordan was great. Excited to keep learning and improving.
Brennan G. November 23, 2015
Jordan is a talented teacher knowing how to best start you out on an instrument but not hesitant on challenging his students with more difficult material. I learned heaps in my first five lessons with Jordan and was stoked on the outcome!
Keith Roberts November 15, 2015
In studio Verified Student
I teach beginning and intermediate bass guitar. I studied string bass for two years in college and played bass guitar since 1970. I will teach students note reading, walking bass and rock patterns.
I have a Masters of Music Performance Degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelors of Music Performance Degree from Wichita State University. I have been teaching all styles of guitar since 1975 in college settings and privately.
Ashleigh & Lauren C. January 22, 2016
In home Verified Student
His patients and easing into the first lesson has been a great start. Looking forward to many more.
Aubrey October 28, 2015
Acoustic Guitar ·
I could not have had a better learning experience than the one I've had with Jan Ryberg. Regardless of the question I presented, he's always been able to not only dissect and demonstrate, but is wonderful at simplifying and conveying a method that is graspable and less intimidating to me as well. His capability of performing a copious amount of styles and techniques, exposed me to several I was not even aware of yet. His patience and flexibility of curriculum towards my needs has helped me gain confidence in performing and song-writing.
There are too many great things I could say about Jan, but I'll just close this review with this: Jan Ryberg is probably best thing that could happen to anyone wanting to learn guitar.
Gabriel September 24, 2015
My 12 year old son has taken both classical and acoustic guitar with Jan for nearly 5 years. Jan has been nothing short of an amazing teacher. He is extremely patient and has made lessons quite fun. He also has a wealth of knowledge about different techniques and styles, as well as music history and composition.
Learn the limitless fingerboard - every interval from the deepest bass to the highest note. Create your own exercises as well as use the quick-learn sight reading exercises of the best bass players. Learn the exercises, them adapt them to the style you love. Write them out and read them plus common phrases/ riffs most likely to experience. Learn that there are only twelve basic chords not hundreds. Learn to transpose to different keys because you have mastered the limitless fingerboard.
About David Peter
WHAT KIND OF TEACHER - I'm an easy-going yet methodical - step by step - teacher who, after a 30-year bass performing career, instructs beginners, intermediate and advanced students.
WHAT I TEACH - Bass Guitar and Upright Bass or Double Bass - for Jazz, Symphony (German and French bow), Rock, Pop, Country, Latin, Salsa y Merengue, Brazilian and International.
THE BEST WAY TO LEARN - the reason very young children learn new things so quickly is because they are NOT afraid to make mistakes.
We learn from our mistakes. They point to exactly WHERE and HOW we need to design our
DESIGNED PRACTICING zeros in on what you need, at whatever level you have achieved, and takes you to a higher level as a bassist who - • supports • defines and • amplifies the style of the music - • powers the energy and • alters the very experience of the the music itself.
DESIGNED PRACTICING for new bassists, starts at the very beginning - how to hold the instrument, the position of the fingers and hands, the first notes, the elementary positions -
DESIGNED PRACTICING for intermediate and advanced bassists, starts at whatever level you have achieved and continues your development through -
...moments before a sell-out performance just before the lights come up, the curtain rises; or the pyrotechnics go off.
BE CERTAIN - that everything - your technique, your instrument, your attention to the music you are about to make - is at the highest level of readiness.
SKIP WHAT YOU KNOW - These lessons are user friendly - skip what you know / master what you need.
LEARN, MASTER, MOVE ON - some lessons you learn, master and move on. Others stay with you your entire playing career as part of your warm up and practice repertoire.
CONTACT ME - Let's get started with your questions: get in touch through this site TakeLessons. I look forward to hearing from you and what you would like to know.
blake bogus December 21, 2015
Bass Guitar ·
In studio Verified Student
David worked with my 16 year old son on the bass. My son had a couple of years experience, but his jazz band instructor needed him to work on technique...and David was perfect for that. He worked diligently with my son and the improvement is very noticeable. We will return for another series of lessons and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him.
I started playing guitar when I was 14 years old, and I continued to pursue music as a serious profession when I attended McLennan College for Commercial Songwriting. Now I am currently teaching guitar and basic drums for a music school, while also performing in a live Top 40 cover band. I consider myself a serious songwriter as well, and I have been writing and recording my own tracks for 8 years.
I encourage my students to bring in music they are interested in learning because learning how to play guitar or drums is more than just theory and techniques. Music is meant to be fun! I also p
ersonalize each lesson for every student based on what they are looking to learn and improve. Every student learns at a different pace and there is no rush to get where they want to be -- patience is just as important as practice.
Kai January 27, 2016
In studio Verified Student
Clay is a great teacher, patient, responsible and skillful. He has a nice personality and I felt very relaxed when we were working together. Strongly recommended.
Neha January 12, 2016
Clay is a very dedicated teacher. He teaches my 6 year old son. My son can't wait for the guitar lessons every week. He is a very patient and great instructor. Very punctual, never missed a class. Highly recommend.
SHRIYA G. December 28, 2015
In studio Verified Student
My daughter has first experience today with instructor Clay and really she enjoyed it.Clay is very polite instructor who teaches very patiently.
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