Ryan Greenfield

Ryan G.

Calabasas, CA

About Ryan G.

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Ryan teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2008
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Hello! My name is Ryan and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2008 and have loved helping my students accomplish exceptional tone, fluidity, and control of their instrument. I went to Berklee College of Music and earned a degree in Performance & Music Education in 2015. I'm a fun and caring person and my teaching style is simple, straightforward, and customized for each student. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

Photos and Videos

Alto Sax "Double Take"

Experience

Session Musician
Oct 2016 - Present
HAUS Music Studio

Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet on various Albums and projects.

Associate
Jan 2017 - Mar 2017
In N Out Burger

Orders, prep, drinks, busing, quality control.

Prepared Foods
Dec 2015 - Jun 2016
Whole Foods

Customer Service while preparing food including: Pizza, Burritos, Meat, sandwiches, etc.

Front Desk Associate
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
Boston Sports Club

Answer phone, check members in, set up consultations for new members, pass out class tickets, hand out towels, etc.

Account Executive
Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
Assurance Wireless

Provide free lifeline assurance wireless phones to individuals on government assistance programs.

Sax/flute/Band Leader
Jan 2015 - Oct 2015
GrooVerse (Wedding Band)

I manage, lead and perform saxophone/flute with my Band. GrooVerse. All Genre Wedding Band

Saxophone/Flute
May 2014 - Oct 2015
Lezane

Executive Producer & Saxophonist for the Vocalist "Lezane."

Saxophone
Oct 2013 - Oct 2015
Alissia & The Funketeers

Bari/Alto Saxophone. We played the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy for 11 shows in July!

Berklee Front Desk Student Assistant
Sep 2011 - Oct 2015
Berklee College of Music

"The face of Berklee." Provide all basic information about Berklee via phone or in person. Sign in guests to dorms and distribute classrooms/practice rooms.

Booking Agent/Performer
Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
Merrill Company Music

I booked and played with a band at Merrill Co. restaurant every Wednesday night 8:30-11pm for 8 consecutive shows. 1 Appleton St. Boston.

Food Runner
Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
Merrill Company Boston

Bring food to tables and manage food tickets.

Barista
May 2013 - Sep 2013
Starbucks

Serve drinks and pastries while providing excellent customer service.

Host
May 2012 - Sep 2012
Red Robin

Seat & Great. Take Out. (I sat Shaquille O'neal)

Education

Professional Music (Music Ed/Performance)
Sep 2010 - Jun 2015
Berklee College of Music
Music
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
LA County High School for the Arts

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Professional Musician
Jul 2015
LA County High School for the Arts & Berklee College of Music

After going through the rigorous instruction of the 3rd best Music High School and the best Music College in the country, I was granted the certification joining the professional musician network. Starting with my first tour in Italy at the umbria Jazz Festival.

Awards

Full Tuition Scholarship
Feb 2010
Berklee College of Music

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Feb 2011

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

9 Reviews on Ryan G.

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Will W. Jan 2, 2016
· Piano · In home Ryan is teaching beginning piano to my 8 y.o. son, who's ADHD-squirrely and demands a mountain of patience from any teacher. Ryan is unflappable. He breaks up the lesson with different activities. First he'll teach a new piece, then sets aside the book to play a bass groove that my son can improvise freely over, then does something else again. Knows music inside and out and backwards and forwards, and the low-key, spontaneous approach works great for us.
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Christian K. Jun 16, 2015
· Saxophone · In studio Ryan's approach to teaching is rather unconventional. As he doesnt go by textbooks or run through a predetermined Curriculum. He seems to have a natural feeling for music backed by a solid knowledge of music theory. He is able to convey that in a spontaneous and individual way that keeps learning entertaining and isnt overbearing. It's been fun and efficient.
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Ted C. Jun 10, 2015
· Flute · In studio This guy is great. He knows what you want to learn and more on flute, clarinet, all of the saxophones. Not only does he get excellent tone on all of these instruments, he knows why. Get lessons before you wish you could.
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Lucy G. May 10, 2015
· Clarinet · In studio Ryan is a great teacher.I am an older student and he has been
very patient.He is very knowlegeable and is eager to
pass this to his students.A very humble individual
I'm really happy to have found great teacher.
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Jon F. Nov 17, 2014
· Saxophone · In home Ryan is an amazing musician and really helped me step up my game.
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Kelly B. Nov 16, 2014
· Piano · In studio So many teachers make you take lessons from scratch to see how much you have learned and go over the material again with you to fix errors. It is so boring for me!!! I hate that. I'm sure it works for some people. I like to play my hardest song and then go from there instead! He did no for met. He caught on right away, exactly where I needed help. I didn't waste hours and hours of tedious lessons that I would quit rather than have to do that same material again! Also, he breaks things down that are very complicated, to easy to understand chunks and bits to make it easy.
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Ryan G. Nov 12, 2014
· Saxophone · In studio Best Time!
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Lawrence G. Nov 12, 2014
· Flute · In home Ryan gave me a great flute lesson!
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Lezane H. Nov 11, 2014
· Saxophone · In studio Ryan G. is by far the best, most patient and humble teacher I've ever had. He is crazy talented and passionate about music and his positive energy is contagious! Don't miss your chance to work with him before he gets too famous.
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