Ryan Long

Ryan L.

New Orleans, LA
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
ALL SKILL LEVELS and all ages are welcome.


I customize each students lesson to their individual needs and the styles of drumming they enjoy. Expect to have a lot of fun on your path of drumming!
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Ryan teaches



Ryan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3 to 70 and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2010

Ryan's strong 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/onlinedrumlessons
for student testimonials and 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 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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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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Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Live in Cleveland

Live in San Francisco

Booker Long Duo
Photo by Ryan L.
drum solo from 2012 (throwback)
drum solo in middle


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6 Reviews

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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.

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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

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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