Ryan Benthall

Ryan B.

Saint Louis, MO

About Ryan B.

Background check: Last verified 11/27/2016
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Ryan teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2013
Last sign in: 4 days ago


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!

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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.


Fine Arts in Music
Aug 2011 - Jul 2013
STLCC Meramec

35 Reviews on Ryan B.

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Kristin May 20, 2017
· Piano · In home Ryan is extremely patient, prompt, and knowledgeable
Ellie Mar 9, 2017
· Ukulele · In studio Ryan was very patient, sweet and fun with my 4 year old daughter! I'm excited for her...she's going to have fun with Ryan!
Seth Mar 6, 2017
· Piano · In home Ryan is an excellent teacher and his passion for music is infectious! He is really helping me progress much faster than I ever could on my own. I have been impressed with his knowledge and ability to instruct me in the specific practice techniques to improve my playing.
Brad Mar 6, 2017
· Piano · In home Ryan is great and patient with my son. In a relatively short time he now has my 10 year old playing, and excited about, the piano. Thanks Ryan!
AshLeah D. Feb 24, 2017
· Bass Guitar · In studio Ryan was awesome! He taught my daughter about the parts of the guitar, helped her tune it, and showed her the many ways of how to pluck the strings. I would recommend him to a friend.
Rachel Dec 10, 2016
· Piano · In studio I've had several lessons with Ryan so far and have gotten a lot out of them. Ryan is very knowledgeable and makes his students feel comfortable while learning new skills.
Antonio J. Dec 5, 2016
· Singing · In home Ryan is definitely a well informed, awesome instructor! So glad that I'm able to learn from him. He knows his stuff.
Matt Nov 21, 2016
· Piano · In studio Great first lesson
Freedom W. Nov 18, 2016
· Piano · In studio I am just so grateful and excited. Good vibes! It's obvious that he knows what he is doing yet still allowing himself to grow in his craft. I just can't wait to bring the music in my head and heart to life. I am confident that Ryan will help me get there. I feel like we are supporting each other. Looking forward to our next lesson and I can't wait to compose my first song!
Rebekah W. Nov 4, 2016
· Singing · In home Ryan is great! He knows what he's talking about and wants to make sure you understand everything that goes into what you're working on. I'm so glad I found him!
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