Ryan’s Piano And Performance Studio

Ryan’s Piano And Performance Studio

5.0 (20)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

My name is JunZhao Deng, originally from Guangzhou, China. I am a classically trained pianist, with my bachelor's degree in music education from Xinghai Conservatory of Music and my master's degree in piano performance from Kent State University. 

Over the past 10 years, I have taught private lessons to students of all ages and playing levels. Students who study with me can expect to gain a better understanding of music theory as well as technique. I strive to push my students to their maximum potential, and will encourage them to participate in concerts, competitions, etc. 

In my career, I have performed in numerous competitions in China, such as the DeYiShuangQing Piano Competition, winning awards such as the Guangzhou Golden Award and Hong Kong International Piano Competition Frist Prize. 

I am personally trained in classical music, but I have a great respect for all genres of music, and encourage my students to listen and play more than classical.

The piano is an unbelievable instrument, the sound can make a world difference. When I saw my students have fun with playing the piano, I felt this is one of the most amazing things in the world. 

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Cleveland, OH 44120
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20 Reviews


  • Tom Y

    I am 27 and have had several teachers, and Ryan is the best. He is warm and caring and friendly, with a nice sense of humor, and is also businesslike and focused. The lessons are fun, but you don't waste time. He often gives praise when I do well, and the praise is also thoughtful. He gives good suggestions for practice and for working out a problem within the lesson. He treats me like an individual and appreciates my musical interests, so doesn't try to make me do the same program like everybody else

  • Gauge

    Very patient with me and my 3 year old!

  • Nakita P

    Ryan has been my teacher for a year now and is an excellent influence on both me and my sister. We've definitely improved in all of the subjects he has taught us: Music Theory, Ear Training, and Piano. Ryan is very patient and understanding during lessons and is a very capable instructor who knows what he is teaching in music. I am very happy to be able to work with him! Thank you, Ryan!

  • Eriko

    We’ve been having online lessons because of the coronavirus, and Ryan has still managed to be a great teacher. He is always very positive and encouraging. He gives good feedback to help us become better piano players and improve our level.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I would like to ask them to perform something they learned before, then I would ask them about some basic, for instance, music theory or scales. After I will make plans for them for how to practice in the right way. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Master's in piano performance              2015-2017

Kent State University

Bachelor's in Music Education                2007-2011

Xinghai Conservatory Of Music

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

30 mins $30 (30 mins $25 For Beginner)

45 mins $45 (45 mins $40 For Beginner)

60 mins $60 (60 mins $50 For Beginner)

What types of students have you worked with?

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Professional 

I have worked with a range of ages from 3-60

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My young students had their first recital a few months ago. I was really proud of them.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

First, the teacher can respond to any questions that you have. Second, it is good to take some trial lessons to find the right teacher for you.  Third, you should find a teacher with patience. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do I want to learn/gain from lessons? How long do I want to take lessons for and how often per week?