I am passionate and highly knowledgable musician and performer. I can offer a pure joy in learning music and finding a voice in your own expression. My teaching style is lax. I feel out what the student needs in the moment and give them assignments to work on every week. I am very creative to find resources that will help the student and guide where the lessons and goals head towards.
I am a singer-songwriter who specializes in many instruments such as piano, guitar, mandolin, banjo, and singing. I am an active performer and songwriter and have performed and collaborated with many individual in many unique situations. I also went to school at Los Angeles Harbor College and studied vigoursly many music courses that includes theory, performance, piano, guitar, singing, electronic music, songwriting, business of music, notation, ear training, jazz, and classical. I have learned to read and write music on the piano, guitar and currently learning more with all instruments including banjo and mandolin. What you can experience with me is my love of music, the ability to be creative, to learn to read and if you want to write. I can teach practical theory for instruments and can teach songwriting.
I love connecting with people and sharing my love of music. I know it is something that brings peace to people and the more people in peace the more the world enters peace. It is a spark of creativity to work with people and share experiences, something that feeds me and inspires me.
Ryan is very patient and talented. He knows how to break down a lesson according to the student. He also knows how to make the lesson fun, which is very important when learning something new :)
Ryan is extremely knowledgeable and creative. He is extremely patient and helped me feel comfortable even though playing music makes me nervous. He was able to get me out of my head and into a song, theory, and experience. Ryan can be fun and focused simultaneously. Highly recommended!
Ryan has a keen sense of the feel for music and really helped me step back and be more intuitive with what I was doing! I'm an impatient learner but Ryan is a great teacher and helped me appreciate the nuances of the guitar in a way I never expected. He's a wonderful musician and a talented guide into the realm of music! Highly recommend him!
He was a very calm and patient teacher
The material we would focus on for a beginning is through Alfred Basic Piano Course Book 1. This gives a good starting place to get familiar with certain notes and keys and to develop reading skills. From there I can see weak and strong point that we can expand on with other materials and see which musical direction the student wants to take
I studied music in school at Los Angeles Harbor College including Music theory, musicianship, group piano classes, performance, guitar, percussion, electronic music, singing, business of music, notation, jazz band, jazz improv, private piano lessons, choir, and songwriting.
I have carried a continual self study through songwriting, performing, collaborating with other musicians, reading many different works, and learning from observation and other tips people give me, etc.
I think my greatest experience is my willingness to show up and practice and continue writing music and perform, collaborating with others and feeling in the moment what is the best way to approach each musical experience
The Standard for me in around 45 to 50. This is include an hour lesson, preparation time, all the other expenses to drive and rent out rooms to have the lesson
I just love people and always just try to teach people stuff, like friends or whoever needs it. Currently lessons.com is helping me acuire a few piano students and this is nice experience to learn about teaching in a professional(payed) setting.
Currently working with two students ages about 13 and 15, I am teaching them the basics with the Alfred book
Finding someone you feel comfortable with that inspires you and makes you want to play more and more! That way you will play more and practicing is one of the key things that develop towards success!
Consider if their goals are in line with their abilities, saying that being connected more to the body than the mind when it comes to expectations. This way the learning experience becomes more fun and engaging than disappointing and debilitating