- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- March 2000
Hey There! Let's play some music!!
My name is Ryan B. I play and teach guitar, bass and drums, and piano and would love to teach you or help you improve your abilities! I have been playing all four instruments for 25 years, and I have a personal, laid-back style that helps connect with each student.
I have been with TakeLessons for over five years now, and am truly blessed to have worked with so many great students.I will teach you what YOU want to play, regardless of style or genre you like in music. I design my lessons around YOU, and what YOU want to learn!
Let's talk guitar! Guitar is the ultimate instrument to learn! It is versatile and portable and you can learn quickly, regardless of your favorite style. I teach acoustic and electric guitar. I cover basics, such as chords, scales and solo work. I cover a wide range of artists such as: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. Regardless of your favorite band or style, I can help you accomplish your goals!
Piano is one of the most important instruments to learn, especially for children. The benefits are endless. For piano, I teach beginner through intermediate students. Piano is a popular choice because it has a very friendly layout with the keyboard. I use a proven 6 level method to take you from Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to Ode to Joy! I cover how to read sheet music and cover a wide variety of musical styles!
Do you like the deep, powerful sound of the bass guitar? Well, I cover that too! The bass is a FUN instrument that is very friendly to learn. If you ever want to join a band, the bass is essential instrument, because it goes well with the drums. I cover a wide range of styles from blues, funk, rock and jazz! Go for it!
As a kid did you set up pots and pans or pillows and hit them with spoons like I did? Well, then the drums may be for you! You can learn drums with a pair of sticks! Drums are a total BLAST to play, and if you are not one who wishes to read sheet music,then the drums are perfect for you! I cover a TON of different styles, and if you have a favorite drummer, you can learn to play like him or her relatively quickly!
Need academic help? Well I can help with that too! I tutor in most subjects, including: Math, Science, Reading, Writing Skills and ACT and SAT prep
Here is a breakdown of specific areas of subjects I teach and tutor with:
Math: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and II, Geometry
Science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Reading: Comprehension, Analysis, Annotation and general reading improvement methods
Writing Skills: Essay Writing, Editing, Analysis
Test Prep: I can help with the GED, ACT and SAT
I offer private in-home lessons, lessons at my studio and on-line lessons!
*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect my lessons to focus on your goals. I cover a lot of fundamentals and basics to start, and then go through more advanced techniques as the student progress. In a short period of time, you will know chords, notes, techniques, rhythm and timings, just to name a few!
Guitar students will learn basic chords, barre chords and soloing techniques. Bass students will learn bass notes, bass lines and soloing.
Drum students will learn timing, fills, soloing and lead drumming.
Piano students will learn how to read music, fingering, chords and song performance.
For academic tutoring, I design my lessons around the specific need of the individual student. I thoroughly research each student needs and customize my tutoring around your child's strengths and weaknesses.
*** Studio Equipment ***
6-string acoustic guitar
12-string acoustic guitar
Full Drum Set
*** Travel Equipment ***
acoustic guitar, bass guitar
*** Specialties ***
I love and can play almost every style of music imaginable! Whatever style of music you like, I can help you improve and learn!
Ryan's style is relaxed and friendly. He walked carefully and deliberately through the material in the first lesson, but not so slow that it was boring.
Ryan is a great teacher! Very patient and encouraging!
Ryan reconnected our son with the love of piano. His class is fun, relaxed and totally engaged. Our son made lot of progress with him and most importantly he loves piano and enjoys it
I am having a blast, Rayn really knows how to customiz your lesson for you. I am always looking forward to my next lesson
I am an intermediate drummer. Lessons with Ryan have been awesome. He is easy going, laid back but keeps you totally engaged. He is well versed in many instruments and music theory. I'm always looking forward to mynext lesson. I highly recommend him for anyone.+ Read More
Ryan is great as always
Ryan is an excellent teacher and my son has been taking lessons with him for over a month. He is patient, funny, and passionate about music but also knows how to connect with younger students. He makes class fun yet educational. We always look forward to our classes with Ryan. He has a true love for teaching and music. He is also open to suggestions from me regarding how to teach my son as well which is so very appreciated. We love Mr. Ryan!+ Read More
Perfect match for my daughter who has ADHD! Ryan is laid back, outgoing, and makes practice fun.
Ryan was really amazing. He provided great instruction and humor to my 5 year old. He really knows how to connect with children. I highly recommend him.
It was a great first lesson. Looking forward to the next one!
After a month of lessons, I feel more qualified to rate our experience with Ryan. He has been great with my son. He is positive and encouraging all the time. My son is progressing well and is happy with Ryan's teaching style. He has enjoyed being able to learn songs that appeal to him too.I would highly recommend Ryan.+ Read More
This was my son's first lesson. He really liked Ryan. I would have given 5 stars but it's hard to say he's the best after one lesson. I have no reason to think he won't be a great instructor and my son is looking forward to his next lesson.+ Read More
Ryan is a great Teacher!
He had a great teaching style. And very enthusiastic!!!!
Ryan did a great job! Our grandson, who is 6 years old, is looking forward to more lessons.
On time. Very easy going & detailed. No pressure & learn at my own pace.
Very friendly, upbeat, keeps students engaged in a positive way. Skilled at establishing and maintaining a good learning momentum during class.
Awesome instructor! Today we had our 1st lesson.He was on time and v patient with my daughter.He gave v clear instructions in easy to understand , kid friendly terms. In my daughter's words : " Ryan is a perfect teacher for guitar lessons"
Ryan is awesome!! I love his teaching style. Very laid back, fun and educational. My 5 year old with enough energy for 100 of me was engaged the entire time. We look forward to lots more lessons with Ryan!
Ryan is a great teacher, we liked him.
Ryan is devoted, very talented and engaging. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who desires to play an instrument!
He's so patient and keeps the lesson moving along for my 5 yr old son. Very encouraging!
We found Mr. Ryan an awesome piano teacher for our daughter. She is 4 years old and enjoy his lessons very much, as he make them interesting for her. He is also very professional and always on time.
Great instructor! And patient with my active son!
Ryan was very friendly and upbeat and worked so well with my 12 year old daughter.
He is REALLY funny and he takes it slow. He doesn't rush you or anything like that.
Fun, outgoing, and experienced! Captured my child's attention from the beginning and held it all the way through the lesson. Got him excited about practicing!
Ryan is a great teacher! He's very friendly and my son has a great time working with him!
Ryan was on time, has great skills and a great attitude. Our son loved his first lesson. Highly recommended!
Mr Ryan is great with our daughter Chloe, and she has looked forward to piano lessons with him every week!
Ryan is so great with my 6 yr old son. He is very patient with him, and even though we are having our son learn piano for now, his ultimate goal is to learn the guitar. With Ryan knowing this about our son, he also allows him to strum the guitar every so often so that it reminds him how his piano lessons will ultimately pay off in the end. Ryan is super great with kids! I highly recommend him to anyone.+ Read More
Our daughter is 8 and is truly enjoying her lesson's with Ryan. His patience, energy, and personality allow her to enjoy the lessons!!! I would recommend him if you are searching for a great teacher!!
Ryan is an amazing Piano teacher! My son is 7 and requires a lot of patience and redirection, and Ryan is very good at keeping him on track. We had to switch teachers after the previous one was not a good fit for my son's strong personality. I highly recommend Ryan if your child is easily distracted and strong willed. :)+ Read More
I am enjoying spending this time with Ryan and learning from him.
Ryan is amazing with our 5 year old daughter and 7 year old son. His level of patience in teaching such a young age group really shows. The lessons are fun and age appropriate. He manages to keep their attention and teach them at the same time. My daughter loves when he lets her compose her own silly sings, not knowing that while having fun she is actually learning the piano. And my son who struggles with attention is able to complete the lesson and retain what he has learned because of Ryan's methods.
Ryan is also very professional, timely and flexible with our schedule.
Great and Encouraging!
Ryan is a great instructor. He is encouraging and definitely brings out the best in my 8-year-old girl. She absolutely enjoys her classes and looks forward to it every week. And she practices on her own because she wants to be prepared for the next class. I'm glad he's teaching my daughter :)