Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate
Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate
Bio as Musician: Ryan was born on Chicago’s South Side and started playing guitar at the age of fourteen. Born with a deep passion for a broad variety of musical styles, Ryan studied with Grammy award winner and jazz giant Frank J. Rumoro at the Chicago Acadamy of Jazz Guitar. Since that time he has made a name for himself as a teacher, performer, session guitarist, and true stylistic chameleon. With hundreds of live performances under his belt, he has been actively touring the East Coast with several nationally recognized artists since 2014. As a session guitarist, Ryan’s skill and endless pursuit of unique sound, tone, and technique have established him as a fixture in the Philadelphia recording scene. As a solo experimental guitarist his work pushes the sonic envelope of modern-day technology in pursuit of new and original musical ideas. A dedicated collaborator, Ryan bring his personality and passion for experimentation to each project, while always working to serve the vision of each employing artist. Lesson Mission: “Music study was a way for me to find structure, discipline, self worth and expression. Through that I have grown as a person and a musician. My sole reason for teaching is to help others find that passion and those qualities within themselves to live a beautiful and fulfilling life through his/her instrument.” Qualifications/Education: Lead Guitarist for: -Soul Rock Duo - "Nalani & Sarina" -"The Voice" Country Star, Audra McLaughlin -Indie rockers - "The Electives" and "The Captain, Pilot Driver" -R&B singer "Ces Picerno" -Rock band, The RAKNOSS -Hip-Hop recording artist, Drew Smith -Italian pop singer, Giada J. **endorsed by Wampler Effects Pedals** **Hundreds of live gigs played** Guest Lecturer at University of Akron, OH "Pentatonic Scales the Western Integration" Philadelphia Session Guitarist 2013-Present Featured online instructor via Ibanez Guitars USA Author and teacher of online lesson videos. "S. Shred Tips" 19 years of Guitar repair and modification experience Extensive knowledge of guitar effects and applications Education: 2009-2013 Harmony and Theory at Rumoro Academy of Jazz Guitar in Chicago, IL 2004-2008 Experimental Sound/Production The School of the Art Institute Chicago *** Lesson Details *** Students should expect a relaxing learning environment that is cultivated to bring the fundamentals of guitar playing to the student and promote individuality in the player through a meditation of self-awareness while using the vehicle of Guitar. Lesson are taught out of my home studio space located in the East Falls/Manayunk Philadelphia! Lessons are structured around: Finger exercises, Chord building, Strumming patterns, Scales, Arpeggios, Harmony studies and Improvisational chop building. Some lesson materials referenced are: The Real Book 6th Edition Jazz Standards 30 hour Guitar workout Steve Vai The Music Lesson Victor Wooten after just 3-6 short months, students will see an increase in comfortability with the notes on the fret board, basic chord progressions and single note soloing! *** Studio Equipment *** iMac i7 Mavericks *** Travel Equipment *** student only needs guitar and Binder for materials given in class I have amps *** Specialties *** Rock, Blues, Country and Jazz approaches to guitar as well as home recording practices
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Ryan isn't just the best teacher on here, he's one of the best people and musicians you'll meet. A true professional guitarist who has toured and played his whole life, Ryan teaches guitar the right way. He's totally chill and he makes you want to practice every week. I can't recommend him enough. Thanks, Ryan!
Ryan is a really terrific teacher! He was happy to tailor the lessons to meet my goals and my desired pace. As an adult beginner learner, I really appreciate working with him.
I started taking guitar lessons from Ryan 2 months ago and he is the first teacher I have stuck to for this long, and more importantly, the longest I have stayed with the instrument! Ryan takes the time to understand my needs and the kind of music I enjoy and tailors the lessons accordingly. He is incredibly knowledgeable and an awesome guitarist. The lessons are always fun and he is very responsive to any questions I have and encourages sharing musical things I enjoy so he can understand my tastes better. Very glad to have found Ryan and looking forward to many more lessons with him!