Cameron Ryan

Cameron R.

Chicago, IL

Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Bass is the backbone of music, lets learn it together!
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Cameron delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:

I'm a 22 year old guitarist and composer, with an education from Berklee College of Music. I am an active session guitarist and songwriter for myself and others. I can teach you how to reach your goals as a musician or songwriter. I have extensive recording and studio experience. I will teach you what is necessary for you to reach your goals. If you are interested in just learning songs, I will not focus on theory or songwriting. If you want to learn how to compose music, I will teach you about harmony and what makes the difference between a good song and a hit song. I can also help you get accepted to any music school in the country. The truth is, most popular songs only require a small amount of chord knowledge to be played on guitar, and I would love to make that happen for you.

My guitar lessons do not have a set curriculum, because the curriculum is made individually for each student, depending on their goals, strengths, and interests. I have always strived for my guitar lessons and teaching style to bring the student to the point that they truly want to be at. Many other teachers and music schools will teach you strands of information that may have been interesting to them, but the same might not be true for the student. We are all individuals and have different tastes, and the lesson plans must take that into account. I am here to help students achieve their goals and desires on the instrument, and that is why my lessons stand out.

My new studio is located in the South Loop of Chicago, IL and has all the equipment to help making guitar has easy as it can be.

As my student, you will have access to my studio and able to record your own music and ideas anytime.

Studio Includes:
-Recording Capability
-Music Stands
-Amps, Cords, Strings etc.
-Books and Sheet Music
-Logic/Pro Tools/Finale and other music software

I have played guitar in professionally produced musicals such as "Godspell" and "Once Upon A Mattress." I have also been a pit guitarist for high school and middle school show choirs, requiring excellent reading skills and on the spot adaptation to changes.

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Session Guitarist
Nov 2016 - Present

I provide session guitar work for other musicians as well as songwriting and composition work.

Guitar Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present
Noteable Notes Music Academy

Jun 2011 - Present
Self Employed

I teach guitar lessons to several students out my home, focusing on what they wanted to achieve as musicians.

Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
Wheaton Warrenville South High School

I was the guitarist for the critically acclaimed Show Choir 'The Classics'.

Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Wheaton Warrenville South High School

I was the pit guitarist for two professionally produced musicals. 'Godspell' and 'Once Upon A Mattress".


Aug 2014 - May 2016
Berklee College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Strandberg Guitars Uppsala Guitar Contest - 4th Place
Nov 2017
Strandberg Guitars
Avenged Sevenfold Deathbat Game Contest Grand Prize Winner
Oct 2014
Avenged Sevenfold

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4 Reviews

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Roger .. Mar 15, 2017
Guitar · Online

Cameron is great. He is very interested in my progress and has a wealth of experience to share. He's always looking for student feedback to ensure you are getting just what you want. I am looking forward to my next lesson.

In case you have any doubts on what teacher to select, go watch his videos. He is a monster player with lots of singing in his note choice and phrasing. He is a top musician.

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Nick Jan 30, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Great knowledge of guitar, music theory and composition. Cameron will keep you on track and focused on what you want to learn.

Tessa Jan 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Cameron was one of the best teachers i have ever come into contact with. What struck me most was his patience, understanding and independent thinking. He was very observant of what worked best for me and he made the teaching program fit my speed and comfortability,while at the same time pushing me out of my comfort zone. Cameron is very thorough and fills his lessons with personal experiences of his own,new ways of thinking, good starting points and things to remember. Feel free to ask him questions about whatever is on your mind when it comes to guitar playing. With Cameron's knowledge, he will leave you with new ways of thinking about guitar, questions answered, and a new understanding. I would strongly suggest sharing the knowledge given to you by Cameron with everyone you know. His lessons are accurate, thorough, and factual. I would recommend him to anyone, especially people who want the best for their money and for their time.

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Marcus Shalamo Oct 25, 2015
Guitar · Online

Cameron helped me improve my guitar playing a lot. I came to him as a complete beginner, and after 1 week, I was already able to play some of my favorite songs.

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