Daniel Ryan

Daniel R.

Gallatin, TN
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
My lessons are both fun and educational, with flexibility to honor each student's needs and goals. During my time as a drummer, I have had the pleasure of studying music with Dr. Richard Ripani, Eddie Bell, and renowned big band drummer Duffy Jackson in Nashville, TN. I am currently finishing up a degree in Studio Music/Jazz Performance at UT Knoxville, studying with Professor Keith Brown. I want to pass on all the knowledge I gained from them to you! See you soon!
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Daniel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
July 2012

Hey there! My name is Daniel and I am a local drummer and private teacher recently graduated from UT Knoxville, having studied with Prof. Keith Brown. In May 2017, I earned a BM in Studio Music/Jazz Performance (drum set) and a minor in music business. I started teaching kids ages 7-14 when I was a senior in high school, and I am now looking for new students! I have experience in multiple drumming styles: big band jazz, combo jazz, rock/blues, church/CCM, folk, funk, and R&B. I look forward to meeting you and helping you towards your drumming goals!


Professional Drummer and Private Instructor
May 2017 - Present

Front Service Clerk
May 2016 - Jul 2016

Summer job at the Publix next to the UT campus

Sales Associate
Feb 2013 - Jan 2016
LifeWay Bookstores

Stores in downtown Nashville and Turkey Creek in Knoxville


B.M. Studio Music/Jazz Performance (Drum Set)
Aug 2013 - May 2017
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

UTK Junior Recital @ Natalie L. Haslam Music Center - 3/8/16

Playing w/ Briston Maroney @ Open Chord in Knoxville, TN - 6/23/16


4 Reviews

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Shayla Jul 20, 2018
Drum · In home

Daniel was an awesome instructor. My son loved playing the drums wth Daniel and progressed significantly in his skill level. Unfortunately, we have to discontinue lessons because Daniel is relocating.

Damien Jul 12, 2017
Drum · In home

First lesson was tonight, with my 3yr old son. His attention span was 20 minutes max, but Daniel was very patient with him!

Sam Dec 26, 2016
Drum · In studio

great drummer, great person!

Brandon Dec 26, 2016
Drum · In home

Daniel is a great teacher!

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