Ryan Murphy

Ryan M.

Saint Louis, MO

About Ryan M.

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Ryan teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2006
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Overview

Ryan M. is the Music Director at St. Barnabas the Apostle Catholic Church in O’Fallon, Missouri, where serves as organist, choirmaster, and cantor. He recently completed a six month term as Interim Organist of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, during which he played for over fifteen bishops, Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, and Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou.

Mr. M. studied organ at Cleveland State University with Horst Buchholz and piano at Duquesne University with Natasha Snitkovsky. In 2011 Mr. Murphy came in third in the Rodgers North American Classical Organ Competition and was a winner of the 2005 Duquesne University Concerto Competition, playing Dimitri Shostakovich’s second piano concerto. A Colleague of the American Guild of Organists, he enjoys reading, dancing, and weightlifting in his free time.

Photos and Videos

Playing in a masterclass at Peace Lutheran Church in south St. Louis county

Experience

Piano Instructor

Jul 2016 - Present
Teipen Performing Arts Acadmey

Piano Instructor

Mar 2016 - Present
City Music

Music Director

Feb 2016 - Present
St. Barnabas the Apostle Catholic Church

Serve as organist, choirmaster, and cantor and provide music for sung liturgies in the Ordinary and Extraordinary forms of the Roman Rite every week. Direct adult choir for Latin Mass. Choose appropriate sacred and devotional music.

Piano Instructor

Feb 2016 - Present
DaySpring School of the Arts

Education

Master of Music in Organ Performance

Aug 2010 - May 2012
Cleveland State University

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance

Aug 2002 - Apr 2007
Duquesne University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Latin

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Colleague

Nov 2010
American Guild of Organists

Awards

Rodgers North American Classical Organ Competition

Apr 2011
Rodgers Instruments

Duquesne University Concerto Competition

Nov 2005
Duquesne University

Rookie Student Manager of the Year (Ohio Division)

Nov 2004
University Painters

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association

Feb 2016
MTNA

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

American Guild of Organists

Jan 1998
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The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this we: 1. Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music 2.Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors 3. Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support 4.Nurture future generations of organists 5. Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and 6. Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

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9 Reviews on Ryan M.

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Wesley H. Jul 7, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Wesley seems to be progressing with Ryan still too soon to give a completely accurate review
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Justin H. Jul 3, 2016
Vocal Training · In studio
Verified Student
Ryan is really helping me discover my voice. Only 5 lessons in I can only already hear a difference.
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Stef S. Jun 1, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Ryan Is very good with my son. He takes the time to go over the fundamentals, which has improved my son's confidence. Ryan is patient as my son is just starting out. I feel comfortable having Ryan in my home and my son always looks forward to his lessons.
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Loren S. Apr 4, 2016
Singing · In home
Verified Student
He was patient, knowledgable and kind to my 7 year old boy. My son said he loved it and that is the most important thing to me.
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Beth Mar 2, 2016
Ryan has been teaching my teenage son piano for more than a year now. He is an excellent teacher: knowledgeable, prepared, engaging, and challenging yet encouraging. His style is such a great fit for my son, who is making excellent progress under Ryan's instruction.
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Michael Mar 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Ryan is very dedicated, and supportive of the student. He really wants to help the student succeed.
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Christine Mar 1, 2016
Piano · In home
I have known Mr. Murphy for a year and a half. He was the director of my 8-year-old son in the children's choir at my church and now he teaches this same son piano lessons in our home. What impresses most about Mr. Murphy is his patience with children, his genuine respect for them and his way of demanding from them while at the same time really motivating them to do better. I know my son looks forward to his time with Mr. Murphy every week.
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Shirley Mar 1, 2016
Vocal Training · In home
Mr. Murphy has been teaching our granddaughter voice lessons for several months. He is doing exactly what I was wanting for her and that is voice control. I can hear the two of them as they are having the lessons and he interacts so well with her. He is well qualified to be a teacher of music and we feel so fortunate to have him..
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John Mar 1, 2016
Piano · In home
Ryan is teaching two of my kids piano. My daughter is 17 and my son is 10. He interacts well with both. Ryan is very knowledgeable and talented. He has high expectations, but is patient. I also like that he is very devout.
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