Ryan Shaw

Ryan S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced drum teacher of 8 years, specializing in all levels and styles of Drumming. All ages 13+ years old welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. You'll be playing songs in whatever style you prefer in no time. Jazz? Pop? Rock? You'll learn it! In addition to learning songs, you'll be getting a strong foundation in chart reading, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Ryan S.

Ryan is a drummer who performs and/or records with Michael Bublé, Seth MacFarlane, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Holman, Gilbert Castellanos, Richard Shelton, Graham Dechter, Melissa Morgan and many more. Performing throughout Southern California, Ryan has performed at most of the best Jazz clubs in the area. He can also be seen traveling regularly throughout the United States and internationally. Additionally, Ryan has a full roster of students that he loves teaching. It keeps him fresh as a player, and helps him to give back what he has been given from his own teachers through the years.

Ryan began his musical pursuits at the age of five on piano. By age 8, he began studying percussion and got his first drum set at the age of 10. He began playing at his church regularly while participating in his school’s Band, Marching Band, and Jazz Band. Ryan then moved with his family to San Diego, was selected as the drummer for the SCSBOA Honor Jazz Band in 2013, and was accepted into the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music.

In addition to his vast experience as a performer in many Jazz contexts, Ryan can also been seen frequently performing with various Pop and Indie groups as well as at a variety of churches in the Los Angeles area. Aside from performing, Ryan has had the opportunity to hone his skills as an arranger, writer, and chart maker by arranging and writing for Jazz trios, combos, and Big Bands.

Ryan has had the opportunity to perform with John Clayton, Russell Malone, Bob Sheppard, Dan Higgins, Gerald Clayton, Chuck Berghofer, Christian Jacob, Bob McChesney, Graham Dechter, Alex Frank, Bruce Forman, Rob Lockhart, Joshua White, Holly Hofmann, Mike Wofford and more, and has had the opportunity to study with Jeff Hamilton, Peter Erskine, Roy McCurdy, Aaron Serfaty, Joe LaBarbera, Kevin Kanner, Dan Schnelle, and more.

Ryan currently lives in Los Angeles, and spends his time outside of music entertaining a number of hobbies including video editing, baseball, and watching classic movies.


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Jun 2019 - Present

Private company

Mar 2017 - Present

Seth MacFarlane

I work frequently with Seth MacFarlane, performing with him around Los Angeles, recording for his show "The Orville", playing live shows with him at Vibrato, traveling with him, and playing his well known yearly Christmas party.

Mar 2013 - Present


I have been a professional, Freelance Drummer since 2013, primarily focused on Jazz, but playing all styles. I play shows, and concerts with various artists, record for many artists, and play private events.

Drummer on LOVE, and Live Shows
Mar 2018 - Nov 2018

Michael Bublé's: Love

I recorded on half of Michael Bublé's latest album LOVE, and also played a few live shows with him around the same time.


BM Jazz Studies
Sep 2013 - May 2017




Fluent / Native Proficiency

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