Music Lessons With Ryan

Music Lessons With Ryan

5.0(4 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I offer a creative, relaxing, and informative atmosphere. I'm happy to follow a student's interest when possible, and I love sharing what I know. I offer lessons in many subjects including: piano, music theory, composition, music production, and Ableton Live.


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.


1 employee
8 years in business
Serves Walkersville , MD
Offers online services

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Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard, Students who have neither

Interested musical styles

Classical, Jazz, Pop, I can make recommendations


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cody T.

Ryan is experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate about music. He is able to take high level ideas in music theory and break them down in a way that is intuitive for even a beginner to understand. Highly recommend.
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July 08, 2023

john-michael S.

Ryan is a wonderful teacher! He has an amazing way of breaking down difficult concepts and his metaphors/philosophies for songwriting have led to many Eureka moments.
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July 06, 2023

Neil J L.

I have completed many lessons with Ryan. He is an outstanding musician and teacher and more than qualified to teach any level of music, from the most basic fundamentals to complex jazz theory. If you want to become a well-rounded and accomplished musician Ryan will help you get there.
Dr Neil LaHurd DO
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July 05, 2023

evan W.

Ryan was a very knowledgable instructor who explained things in a very clear manner.
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July 05, 2023

Services offered

Music Theory
Audio Production