Ryan Taylor

Ryan T.

Mount Storm, WV

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Ryan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

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Ryan is a composer, improviser, author, music theorist, pianist, music producer, and teacher. He has won awards for his original music, such as his first place award for Best Original Film Score in the Montgomery County Film Festival in 2011. He also has performed in prestigious venues like the Takoma Park Jazz Festival and the Siemens Competition Awards Ceremony hosted in the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Ryan is the author of a music theory and composition textbook entitled The Theory and Creation of Music.

Ryan writes and performs in a variety of styles ranging from classical to jazz to electronic. He has experience writing music for large ensembles such as orchestras and jazz big bands. As a music producer, he has worked with big and small groups of musicians alike in professional-level recording studio environments. His expertise also extends to the mixing, mastering, and synthesis applications of music technology that have become so central to the modern music industry.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music in Contemporary Writing and Production. He was accepted in 2013 with a scholarship and finished the four-year program only two and half years later. He has studied with great teachers such as the amazing composer and concert pianist Jeffrey Chappell. He has also studied guitar performance on the side and experiments with different instruments whenever he can.

In addition to his musical pursuits, Ryan also has a profound passion for self-growth, psychology, and spirituality. He is well-versed in a number of different self-development practices including Vipassana meditation, circling, and re-evaluation co-counseling. Complementing his practical experience, he has also developed a deep understanding of related intellectual fields like integral theory, developmental psychology, and eastern philosophy. Ryan plans to write his next book on his newly created system of self-growth: Adoga.

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Feb 2018 - Oct 2018
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Bachelor of Music Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production
Sep 2013 - Aug 2015
Berklee College of Music


Best Original Film Score
May 2011
Montgomery County Film Festival

Photos & Videos

Photo by Ryan T.

Photo by Ryan T.

Photo by Ryan T.

I wrote and produced this song in 2015.
A piece for orchestra that I wrote and conducted for a live studio recording.
The first of a series of free-improvisation piano pieces that I played.

8 Reviews

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Jessica Sep 18, 2018
Piano · Online

My daughter loves him, she’s always excited for the next class. He id sweet and patient, very professional and exellent teacher! He always available for questions so always willing to help out. Awesome teacher!

Sarah F. Sep 12, 2018
Piano · Online

He is a very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate teacher.

Joshua A. Sep 11, 2018
Piano · In studio

This is our first experience with Ryan
My son is very interested and so far learning well from Ryan I will choose him for future lessons too

Joey Sep 4, 2018
Piano · In home

Ryan is great, and has a soft touch that works well with kids. We recommend him to anyone.

Arbaaz H. Jun 26, 2018
Piano · Online

Excellent teacher. My son was not even sure if he wants to do piano but only after first class he is super excited and looking forward to future lessons.

Pooja Jun 6, 2018
Piano · Online

It was my 5th class today and Ryan has been very patient, understanding and fun. He makes it easy like learning from a friend! Thank you Ryan.

Lyra Apr 29, 2018
Piano · In home

We had our first lesson, went very well. Maybe by summer we'll look into making lessons more frequent. He works very well with our 6 year old.

Lynn Dec 9, 2017
Piano · In studio

Ryan has a passion for creating and playing music that he clearly wants to share with those new to the art as well as those with experience. His joy is greatest when he is able to foster musical connections for others and help them grow in their own enthusiasm and understanding. Ryan is a an excellent teacher; patient and kind. If you are looking for a task master, Ryan is not your guy. But if you are looking for someone who can spark passion and a deeper appreciation for the craft of creating and playing music, there is no better person I can recommend.

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