Ryan is a composer, author, pianist, music producer, and teacher. Ryan is the author of a music theory and composition textbook entitled The Theory and Creation of Music. 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 Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Ryan has written music in orchestral to electronic styles and performed as both a classical and jazz pianist. 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.
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2015
Bachelor of Music Degree in Contemporary Writing and Production
Teaches ages 7+
Has background check
Ryan is super knowledgeable and easy-going. He can match the learning style of his student. Definitely feels like a judgement-free chill learning zone. Would recommend Ryan for anyone interested in making music on their computer.
Ryan is working with my 9 year old daughter and is wonderfully patient and kind with her. He is also very polite and prompt in his communication with me. He seems extremely knowledgeable and talented. I think we are lucky to have found him!
He is very knowledgeable and a great teacher.