Ryan Bright

Ryan B.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching saxophone for ten years in the East Tennessee area. During this time my students have earned a 100% placement rate in our local middle school honor bands, numerous placements in the high school bands, including 15 first chair honors. I have placed at least one student in the Tennessee All-State band each of the 10 years, with multiple students achieving this distinction for the last 5 years. Other accolades include: The NAfME All-National Band, the Macy's Day Great American Marching Band, the Interlochen Summer Music Institute, guest soloist at the International Navy Band Saxophone Symposium, Finalist in the Navy Band Young Artist Competition, and the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts.

I primarily teach classical saxophone, but I have an extended background in jazz, as well as full band experience. I am very comfortable in helping beginners start their journey on any wind instrument. As a saxophonist, I am sure that I will be able to help you reach your goal no matter what skill level you enter lessons with. I hope I will work with you soon!

About Ryan B.

Ryan Bright is one of the prominent saxophone teachers in the East Tennessee area and has been described as “one of the rare rising stars in the profession” by his peers. Under Mr. Bright’s tutelage students have been selected to participate in East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Junior and Senior Clinic events, All State Bands, the National Association for Music Education All National Band, as well as the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and Young Artist Competition Finals. His students have gone on to universities with music scholarships as majors, minors, and non-majors to schools such as Indiana, Clemson, the University of Tennessee, Carson Newman, and Maryville College.

In 2017, Mr. Bright founded the Knoxville Youth Saxophone Ensemble, comprised of high school students throughout East Tennessee. In their inaugural season, the KYSE performed at the University of Tennessee’s Single Reed Day, Knoxville’s Rossini Festival, and other venues throughout the southeast. Mr. Bright resides in Knoxville, Tennessee with his fiancé and dogs General, Captain, and Admiral.


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Music Education
Aug 2011 - May 2015

University of Tennessee



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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