Ryan Long

Ryan L.

San Leandro, CA

About Ryan L.

Ryan teaches: Ages 3 to 70
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2010
Last sign in: 5 days ago


Ryan's passion for teaching allows him to customize each student's lesson to their individual needs and style. He works with students of all skill levels and all ages. See: Ryanscottlong.Net/lessons for more info on what Ryan covers.

Having been described as a musician “with gut busting solos and dynamic versatility, Ryan Scott Long continues to push drumming to new levels. With his forward thinking approach, Ryan may be forming an exciting new style of drumming. Long has toured across the country in bands covering many different genres of music giving him a unique style that can only be formed through [his] immense experience under his belt.”*

Ryan’s project "Booker Long Duo" recently cut their second release "Booker Long Duo EP" featuring an explosively intense double drums collaboration with Grammy-winning drummer Thomas Pridgen alongside Mike Sopko on guitar.

His group "BroJazz” will be releasing their debut record May 3, 2016 and will be distributed worldwide by The LA Sound Group (Thundercat, Stanley Clarke).

BroJazz features multi-instrumentalist Ben Wallace-Ailsworth on bass and world class saxophonist Joshua Smith (Birth, Scott Amendola Quartet).

Ryan is proficient in jazz, rock, funk, Latin, hip-hop, and many more styles. Ryan is very tour friendly as he has toured all over the country.

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Booker Long Duo



Sep 2002 - Present

Oakland's own rising drummer/composer Ryan continues his life long fascination with music that's led him to study with Scott Amendola, Simon Lott & William Woodley.

With his forward-thinking approach powering what may be an exciting new style of drumming, there's a bright future in store for Ryan as he continues to make his mark.

Ryan has been playing drums since age 10. Ever since seeing the Rolling Stones in concert at the young age of 6, Ryan has felt the need to dance to the beat of a drum. The Rolling Stones (Charlie Watts) experience touched Ryan's soul and gave him the desire he needed to begin his life on drums.

Ryan recently self-released a live EP "Live at the Stork" with BANDAID ARMY.

Currently Ryan is working on a new release with his up and coming group "Bro Jazz" with multi-instrumentalist Ben Wallace-Ailsworth. The album will feature Grammy Award-Winning drummer Thomas Pridgen, Mike Sopko on guitar, Michael James Booker on saxophone and others. The album will feature original compositions by Ben and Ryan as well as songs created from explorative improvisations.

Ryan is proficient in jazz, rock, funk, Latin, hip-hop, and many more styles. Ryan is very tour friendly as he has toured all over the country.

If you're interested in hiring Ryan for session work, touring, lessons and more email him at: ryanscottlongmusic@gmail.com.

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6 Reviews on Ryan L.

Gina Apr 21, 2016
Drum · In studio
My teenage son has been taking drum lessons from Ryan for almost two years now. Ryan is the BEST instructor. He is patient with my son and very inspiring. My son enjoys taking lessons from Ryan. Not only is my son learning a lot, he is also gaining more self-confidence. I highly recommend Ryan as a drum instructor.
K Apr 14, 2016
Drum · In studio
great instructor! Ryan has taught and continues to tech me a lot in an entertaining way. Unlike other instructors I have had he teaches diverse methods, techniques, and styles. Overall a great experience!
Robert Anthony Morales Apr 14, 2016
Drum · In home
Ryan uses all his skills to access the best approach to teach student drummers. His insights go way beyond his youth. Said and done look at all the successful drummers he has tutored.
Eric C. Apr 14, 2016
Drum · In home
Verified Student
He was amazing! He was professional and courteous, and you can tell that he really loves what he does. He connected right away with my son, and my son has been jamming on the drums ever since.
Dan N Apr 14, 2016
Drum · In studio
Ryan is an amazing teacher - such a good person - and superb art/teacher. He will help you grow in whatever direction you want. He's great at breaking down rhythms and helping you find your voice. Highly recommend.
CB Apr 14, 2016
Drum · In home
Ryan was awesome! He is super enthusiastic and a great teacher. Looking forward to more lessons from him!
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