Jan Ryberg

Jan R.

Hurst, TX

Lesson Details



Jan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1975

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.


Professor of guitar
Jan 1999 - Present
Richland College

I have taught classes and private lessons at Richland College since 1999.

Performer in Ensemble
Jan 1990 - Present
Dallas Opera

I have performed Berg's Wozzeck, Mozart's Don Giovanni, and Lehar's The Merry Widow with the Dallas Opera.

Professor of guitar
Jan 1980 - Present
Tarrant County College

I have taught classes and private lessons at TCC since 1980.

Solo Performer
Jan 1980 - Present
Performer at a variety of venues.

I have performed in the Dallas area since 1980.


Masters of Music
Jan 1979 - May 1982
Southern Methodist University
Bachelors of Music
Sep 1971 - May 1977
Wichita State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

This is my arrangement of Rain Dance Maggie by The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
This is my arrangement of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance.
This is my arrangement of Snow Hey Oh by RHCP.

13 Reviews

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Marsha A. Dec 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Excellent teacher can't wait for next lesson.

Jim J. Sep 21, 2016
Blues Guitar · In home

I went to 2 instructors prior to Jan & I couldn't be more pleased & happy with finding Jan! He's everything I expected from an instructor & more! I taught Karate most of my life & Jan is a great teacher! It's easy to tell he loves to teach! Thank You for asking! Jim

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Mike Mar 7, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

I am amazed on how fast I'm starting to catch on. I'm 44 and the adage of teaching an old dog new trick may be somewhat true but working with Jan is allowing me to develop how I need too. I'm excited to see what will be next.

Mike C. Mar 4, 2016
Guitar · In home

Each lesson gets better and better!! Thanks Jan

Ashleigh & Lauren C. Jan 22, 2016
Guitar · In home

His patients and easing into the first lesson has been a great start. Looking forward to many more.

Aubrey Oct 28, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

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.

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Gabriel Sep 24, 2015
Guitar · In studio

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.

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Dallas K. Sep 22, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio

I have taken lessons from Jan Ryberg for almost 10 years, I have learned so much theory, technique and music! He even taught me how to play bass!

David E. Sep 21, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio

He helped me out a lot on technique and sight reading.

Hannah Sep 15, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio

I have taken class guitar, private lessons, and guitar ensemble with Jan. All of which were both fun and very educational. He is very patient, excellent at explaining technique and theory, and chooses pieces that are fun to play and that will help the student improve their technique and musicianship. In addition, he relates well to students of all ages and musical backgrounds.
I would highly recommend Jan to anyone who is interested in learning to play guitar or improving their skills.

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Marion Sep 10, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio

Wonderful teacher for all levels of ability. He has proved himself effective, even inspirational, to his college students as well as to his beginners. I have known Jan for 30 years as a colleague and as a student. I would not want another teacher along side me, nor to teach me.

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Mary Sep 10, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio

Jan is not only an excellent guitarist and performer, but he knows how to help others achieve excellence as well. He is very patient and helpful to people -- like me -- who are not natural born musicians. He's very encouraging and makes the lessons fun. He knows how to stretch students without boring them to death. Thanks to his teaching techniques, I can play at a level that I never imagined.

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L'Nicholyn Sep 10, 2015
Classical Guitar · In home

Best instructor ever.
All questions and musical problems are worked through with great care, encouragement and suggestions for greater progress. I love practicing and look forward to every lesson.

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