Ryan Lee Reid

Ryan Lee Reid

5.0 (7)
6 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

I'm a Top Rated Pro on Thumbtack for Performance, Teaching, Music Theory, and Music Production. Please feel free to check out my reviews and my website as well:

www.thumbtack.com/biz/ryan-lee-reid

http://ryanleereidmusic.com

https://soundcloud.com/user-644152501-936536201/sets/nitehawks

Teaching Methodology: I teach a modified version of Bach's method which starts from the ground up beginning with 1 voice (note) then adding 2 voices (Bass + Melody) then 3 voices and so forth until fluid lush harmonies and melodies are formed which then allows the student to explore improvisation since they have such a deep understanding of how music is formed from the most basic level up to the more complex

Watching students of all ages accomplish their musical goals, cultivate a passion by playing music the student is interested in playing, and utilizing new technologies to make practice more fun, less monotonous, and more efficient.

I teach all genres classical, pop, jazz, gospel, electronic, ect. That's one of the benefits of being a musician and not just a pianist, because you understand how music is put together at such a deep level. Since this is the crux of my teaching methodology it allows the student to play any style of music, since tastes can easily change over time as students progress. 

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Credentials

Houston, TX 77080
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7 Reviews

5.0

  • Justin Phan

    Ryan provided a customized plan based on my goals, and ability. Lessons are easy to follow, and I am happy with the progress I've seen thus far.

  • Robert Reich

    He is very personable,professional and patient. He is also a very good piano player.

  • John Babaganoosh

    Had my first lesson and am so very pleased. He’s easy going, knowledgeable and is showing me a different way of looking at music. Would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn piano. Mr. Reid listened to my goals and developed a plan that is perfect. Have already learned a lot.

  • John Babaganoosh

    Had my first lesson and am so very pleased. He’s easy going, knowledgeable and is showing me a different way of looking at music. Would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to learn piano. Mr. Reid listened to my goals and developed a plan that is perfect. Have already learned a lot.


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FAQs


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

First, I want to know about you. What are your goals you wish to accomplish? Whether that pertains to:

-Piano/Composition/Music Theory/Improvisation/Arranging and Orchestration

-Audio production assistance to make a demo tape for distribution to agents, social media, or a press kit. 

Teaching methodology: I teach a modified version of Bach's method which starts from the ground up beginning with 1 voice (note) then adding 2 voices (Bass + Melody) then 3 voices and so forth until fluid lush harmonies and melodies are formed which then allows the student to explore improvisation since they have such a deep understanding of how music is formed from the most basic level up to the more complex


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

I have a Bachelors degree from SHSU and have had the luxury of traveling and performing at both domestic and international venues.

My classical studies were taught by Yale/Royal College music alum Dr. Clive Swansbourne, who still tours nationally and internationally.

My jazz studies were taught by Paul English, who is one of Houston's preeminent jazz pianists, a sponsored Steinway Artist, and former adjunct professor at Rice University.

These connections with both local and national artists have afforded me the opportunity to spend time in recording studios through out Houston and abroad to understand the process of audio production enabling me to arrange/edit/mix/master my own works.


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

Teaching Hourly Rate: $55 to come to my Studio (downtown) or Residence (Woodlands/Spring area) and for me to travel to your residence my rate will fluxuate based on distance. And I do provide discounts for lesson bundles.

Teaching 30 Minute Rate: $35 to come to my Studio (downtown) or Residence (Woodlands/Spring area) and for me to travel to your residence my rate will fluxuate based on distance. And I do provide discounts for lesson bundles.


How did you get started teaching?

I started classical training at 7yrs old, did competitions until I got really burned out. Then after taking a few years off i began my jazz studies in my early 20's and then audio engineering when I started recording which naturally led me into electronic music


What types of students have you worked with?

Kids, adults, seniors, teens, and anyone inbetween at all different skill levels: from introucing 1st timers to the piano to preparing advanced students for some of the most prostigious undergrad music programs 


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

Ask questions until you are satisfied, making sure the performer, teacher, composer, arranger, or producer is right for you.


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

When looking for a Piano/MusicTheory/Composition Teacher: What do i want to get out of these lessons? Am I willing to commit my time and energy to self-improvement. 

And it's not quantity of practice it's quality and consitency, which is one of my main focuses.