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Ryan F.
Trinidad, Colorado
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Learn to play the piano! All ages, genres, and ability levels welcome!
About Ryan F.

Greetings! My name is Ryan and I'd love to be a part of your journey in music! I have been a musician my whole life (I'm 38 yrs. old), coming from a very musical family I've had some sort of sound making device at arms reach since I was a child. I've played in many bands, ensembles and theater productions, from Pop to Rock and Jazz, and studied Jazz Performance on Bass and Piano at the University of Colorado, Denver. I love teaching, and have a wealth of experience in creating a curriculum with students and parents which fits their specific aptitude, practice schedule, and desired results. Looking forward to hearing from you!


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Ryan is amazing. He worked with my 8yo son both in person and online after the pandemic started... he was the ONLY teacher of any kind that could keep my attention-challenged kid engaged the whole time. I wish I could post a video of my son playing a year ago compared to now... amazing. Ryan was also fantastic at choosing music, and baking in music theory and "drills" so that they felt exciting and interesting to a kid that young. Hands down, a phenomenal teacher.

Posted Apr 14, 2021
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New material I've never encountered before in lessons with other instructors. Definitely challenging!

Posted Aug 15, 2020
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Highly recommend

Posted Aug 14, 2020

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Professional Freelance Musician and Teacher
Jun 2004 - Present
Self Employed, Various Bands and Studios
I have been working as a performer since '04, and teaching since '09. As a freelance keys and bass player, I record and play live for-hire as needed by project and producer. I've been very involved in Austin's theater and performing arts communities as a pianist and Music Director, including work with The ZACH (Merlin Works School of Improv), The Hideout Theater ('The Big Bash', 'Maestro!', 'Death By Musical' a B. Iden Paine Awards Best Music Director nominee), and the city's longest running musical improv troupe, GirlsGirlsGirls. I also write, record and perform originals, with regular live streaming.
Music Director
Feb 2012 - May 2014
The Voodoo Comedy Playhouse
As a pianist and Music Director at Voodoo, I lead various musical improvisation casts through vocal practice, song structure and scene development. I also performed piano accompaniment in weekly company shows.
Jun 2009 - Feb 2012
Globalsound Studios
As a teacher at Globalsound, I created and taught individual lessons on piano, bass, guitar, drums and composition, for all ages and levels, and also conducted and arranged many of the summer camp "Academy of Rock" bands.
Associates, Jazz Performance
Aug 2000 - May 2004
CU Denver
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Associates in Jazz Performance
May 2004
University of Colorado, Denver
Studied Theory and Performance on Piano as well as Upright and Electric Bass.

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