Ryan Lee Reid

Ryan Lee Reid

5.0 (7)
6 hires on Lessons.com
4 employees
5 years in business

About this pro

Hello! I'm Ryan Lee Reid. I make learning music simple, easy, and fun...even when teaching online 🤖 ✨🎶. I created a special visual online teaching method for music lessons that has helped my students aged 6 to 75 years old virtually learn successfully during this crazy covid pandemic 😷! I take careful COVID precautions and am fully vaccinated 👍.

I'm a pianist, composer, music teacher, arranger & performer in all things music across all styles ✨. I offer piano lessons for adults, piano lessons for kids, electronic music, song writing, music production, music theory, beat making sessions, and performances (both live and virtual) 🎶.

I teach music differently using a modified Bach method because Bach was the OG improv musical mastermind. During our lessons, I break down music into 3 parts like an orchestra or band: bass, harmony & melody to make it incredibly easy for you to understand and master 🎼.

By learning music this way, instruments like the piano are unleashed to create anything you want, even without sheet music 🎼👊.

I teach students of all ages and genres- classical, jazz, modern, electronic, anything with a groove that makes you want to move ⚡! 

I've performed locally and internationally, and with social distancing, I've been performing at various virtual and zoom events. 

I live and love music. I hope to help you experience music in different forms- not just listening to music, but seeing, creating, and transforming it in new joyful ways ✨🎶✨.








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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Houston, TX 77080
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  • 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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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 Rate:

60 mins= $85

45 mins = $75

30 mins = $50

Discounts available for prepaid lesson packages.

All sessions are online for social distancing. Accepting some in person sessions with fully vaccinated students.

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.