Ryan Benthall

Ryan B.

Saint Louis, MO

About Ryan B.

Ryan teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2013
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I am a Music major currently attending UMSL studying composition and performance. I have finished an Associates in Music from STLCC, and have been giving private lessons since 2012. I have performed in multiple STL groups and have performed at many popular venues including Blueberry Hill, Roberts Orpheum Theatre, Off Broadway, The Broadway Oyster Bar, and The Gramophone to name a few. I perform a wide range of styles including Jazz, Classical, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Blues, and Progressive music. I have performed in Concert/Jazz choir, as well as Jazz band at both High school and Collegiate levels. I give students a mix of formal and informal training that involves studies with proper technique and sight-reading along with a curriculum that focuses on the students preferences in musical taste, songs, and style!

Photos and Videos

Playing Blues keyboard at Broadway Oyster Bar

Experience

Pianist

Dec 2014 - Present
STL Big Band

Perform 1920's-1950's swing era jazz to moderns.

Music Teacher

May 2013 - Jun 2014
Zarkie Music

Taught private Piano and Vocal lessons.

Education

Fine Arts in Music

Aug 2011 - Jul 2013
STLCC Meramec
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23 Reviews on Ryan B.

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Michael D. Aug 13, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I think he will be a great teacher. Very knowledgable in the area of music.
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Ryan Jun 23, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Good first lesson!
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Zach Apr 21, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I've had a great experience with Ryan. In 5 sessions he has greatly improved my singing abilities. He's taught me some old blues music as well as some modern rock, so he can apply his lessons to a wide variety of genres. A great teacher for people of all ages.
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Serenity P. Apr 19, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Had a great lesson with my young daughter
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Autumn K. Apr 13, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
He is awesome
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Josh D. Mar 8, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ryan explains on my child's level so that he can understand. He also goes through his everyday lessons and challenges him to put his own spin and be creative with them as well.
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Kim Mar 5, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Ryan is a very talented musician. I am in my fifties and not musical but somehow, I'm learning how to play the ukulele. He puts specific moves in context and adapts to my preferences. I am very pleased with my progress and would recommend Ryan to others.
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Marrisa H. Feb 13, 2016
Songwriting · In studio
Verified Student
He's an excellent teacher, I learned so much from our first lesson.
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Amber Bradley Dec 16, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ryan is an excellent piano instructor, he is very intuitive when it comes to building a foundation off of your knowledge (which mine was very limited) and assigned activities that were at my level. His love of music is very apparent, which made the lessons very enjoyable. He was great to work with!
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Meghan Nov 16, 2015
Piano · In studio
I have had 3 lessons with Ryan, and so far, it has been a great experience. He has TONS of information to share - about music theory as well as about the actual playing/music reading/tempo/whatever. He continually adjusts to my level and needs, as he gets to know me and as I learn more, which I think is key for being a good teacher (no pun intended!). I am not exaggerating when I say that I have learned a lot in the last three weeks - I can already see marked improvement in my skill and understanding. I'm looking forward to more lessons!
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