Ryan Kihn

Ryan K.

Campbell, CA

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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 2014

After studying privately with Jose Satriani while still in high school, I went on to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, and eventually graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Jazz Guitar performance. While at CalArts, I had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of world class teachers including Charlie Haden, Larry Koonse, and Miroslav Tadic, and David Roitstein.

In addition to performing with my dad as the lead guitarist in The Greg Kihn Band for the past 12 years, I also currently work with the newly revamped Quicksilver Messenger Service, as well as The Cheeseballs (corporate bay area party band). I have performed with a who’s who of major rock artists, including Eddie Money, Billy Idol, Joe Satriani, Mike Reno (Loverboy), Jimi Jameson (Survivor), and Bobby Kimbal (Toto).

I have recorded as a session guitarist in Hollywood, Nashville, and the SF Bay Area, working with name producers such as Jay Gordon (Orgy) , John Cuniberti (Joe Satriani) , Mario C (Beastie Boys) , and Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) among others.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons can focus on a wide range of guitar and bass styles. Learn easy beginner arrangements of your favorite songs, or study advanced solo and rhythm techniques of your favorite guitar gods. I specialize in rock, blues, jazz, country, metal, funk, classical and everything in between. I also provide instruction in the following topics:


improvising/ guitar soloing
composition/ songwriting
reading music
ear training
music theory
scales and chords
exercises and tips to improve your technique.


I have been teaching in the San Jose area for over 15 years.

Guitar Studio is located in Campbell, CA off of Hwy 17 Camden/ San Tomas.

*** Specialties ***
Styles include: rock, blues, jazz, metal, country, classical, funk, reggae, and everything in between!

basic to advanced rock and blues soling
metal shred techniques
chops building exercises
music theory for guitar
chords and rhythm
jazz standards
improvising and comping in jazz and swing
note for note transcriptions of your favorite guitar players
ear training

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