Hello! The guitar has turned into something of a dear friend to me in life, and my desire and intention in teaching is to share this love of mine with more people. This, though I do not consider my cost excessive, I take seriously. I look forward to dedicating time and effort into the personalized lessons of each of my students.
Request a consultation with me to identify what you would most like to achieve and explore with the guitar, and how best to go about achieving it.
As for my credentials
Guitar Major at Interlochen Arts Academy, studied under Matthew Cochran
Current Professional Music Major and Songwriting Concentrate at Berklee School of Music, studied under Lauren Passarelli, Randy Roos
When I used to think about my favorite musicians, I'd admire them for having immense talent and exquisite musical genius. As I've budded into a musician and composer, I've grown to understand something that changed the way I thought about music, and art, truly. These things, talent, genetic musical acumen, they're fantastic tools. But there is but a single noteworthy musician who owes their success to any artistic birthrights, just as an excellent potter does not owe the beauty of their pottery to the quality of their spinning wheel. It's a craft. And just as one might in pottery, anyone (should they want to, and not be deaf) can become excellent, and at any age. Eventually, as a student, you will come to realize this potential in yourself, and as someone who teaches the craft, there is nothing more rewarding.
Ryan is a passionate and patient teacher. And knows so much about music theory yet presents it in a fun way!
I consider it to be a dangerous sort of pedagogy that there is one correct way to learn and play music. In order for learning to be effective and enjoyable, a teacher must get to know their student and carefully consider a personalized plan in order to best realize their potential.
Perhaps an underrated quality to look for is this: If you are looking for a guitar teacher it's important that you find someone that you actually like as a person. The teachers I have learned from the most are the ones that I felt cared about me, and the ones I attribute most of my current knowledge and spirit to are the ones I consider my friends.