Ryan Kilpatrick

Ryan K.

La Mesa, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Anyone looking to taking beginning guitar lessons please get in touch.
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Ryan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2011

I have been playing music since a young age and at this point music is an everyday part of my life. Whether I am teaching, performing, rehearsing, or practicing, I am always working with some kind of music. I have taught at the School of Rock in Oceanside as an Instructor teaching, bass, beginning guitar, piano and drums. I have ran summer camps and taught music performance with beginners to intermediate musicians. Along with performing weekly with my cover band of 6+ years I have performed in musical orchestra pits, and I am currently a performer at SeaWorld San Diego Ca. I am looking to pass my knowledge of music and performance on to those who would like to broaden their musical skills.


Jul 2014 - Present
Rock Star Education

Rock Star Education is an after school program for kids to play music together in a performance setting. Working with 1st to 6th graders weekly to come together for a final performance at the end of the semester.

Apr 2013 - Present
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment

I am currently employed as an entertainer/performer in the Madagascar Live Operation Vacation show at SeaWorld. I am a musician in the band for the show and I also do special events playing music around the park. Other performances include the Valentines Dine with Shamu jazz band, Golden Ticket Awards band, and the audition band for the park.

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Jan 2008 - Present
Master Splinter and the Shredders

I have been working with and performing as a member of Master Splinter and the Shredders for 6+ years now. Performing classic rock, hard rock, jazz, funk, metal, and pop music at various venues. Performances at bars, wineries, House of Blues San Diego/Hollywood, NPOs, private parties, corporate events, Camp Pendleton Mud Runs and 4th of July Beach Bash.

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Jan 2014 - Aug 2014
School of Rock Oceanside

I have taught at the SOR in Oceanside working with kids on beginning drums, guitar, and bass. I also have taught summer camps at the school in a group setting.


Music Fundamentals
Jan 2013 - Present
Palomar College
Bass Guitar
Jan 2006 - Jul 2006
Musicians Institute


Professional Proficiency


National Association of Music Merchants
Jan 2017

NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

Photos & Videos

Piano lessons.

Photo by Ryan K.

Murphy's Music Rehearsal Studio.

Murphy's Music Rehearsal Studio.

Piano Lessons!  :)
Drum Lessons
Bass Lessons
Top 40s cover band that I gig with weekly in the surrounding San Diego County area. Hope you enjoy! :)
Playing bass in the studio with my fellow musicians Nick Seiwert and Hunter Delbridge-Pea.
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6 Reviews

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Mia L. Jun 14, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Very good teacher

Becca Jan 13, 2016
Drum · In home

Ryan really clicked with my 11 year old son. Although the first lesson consisted of tuning the drums and some small rhythms for him to practice, my son was really excited and is looking forward to his next lesson.

Casey B. Nov 9, 2015
Piano · In home

He is so nice, and chill. Ryan is great with explaining theory, and helping me understand the fundamental basics. I'm so thankful I found him! I have been able to exceed my own expectations on my learning.

Kelli M. Nov 9, 2015
Drum · In home

Ryan is a great instructor. He is very patient and encouraging to my energetic 6 year old. My son loves jamming with Ryan.

Clara Nov 8, 2015
Bass Guitar ·

Really happy with what my son has learned from Ryan. He's worked with other instructors and shared many times that Ryan is his favorite. I would highly recommend!

Bill Nov 8, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home

Ryan is a stellar musician, both as a performer and a teacher. In addition to teaching bass, he can give lessons on drums, guitar and piano as well.

He began playing drums at the age of 8. His teacher, Art Rodriguez (Manhattan Transfer, Larsen Feiten Band) remarked that "Ryan has excellent time". A few years later Ryan picked up the bass, and has made that his principal instrument ever since.

His rapport with students is excellent. They not only learn to play but have an enjoyable time while doing so.

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