Ryan teaches private lessons from his home studio in the easily accessible High Park area. Lessons are available in guitar, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica and vocal.
Ryan is passionate about teaching and loves helping students achieve their goals. He has taught students of all ages and has experience working with at risk youth and those with special needs. He believes the more interested a student is about a style, genre, or subject the easier and more enjoyable they will find the learning process. He uses songs as vehicles to help students develop their skills and increase their repertoire.
Ryan is a veteran performer and experienced teacher with over a decade of teaching experience in Canada and the United Kingdom. He holds a BFA with Honours from York University where he studied jazz and flamenco guitar as well as jazz and classical voice. Ryan has extensive knowledge of numerous genres spanning from bluegrass to metal. His vocal expertise lies in jazz, pop, rock and he’s an accomplished lead and backing vocalist who spent four years performing with the Orpheus Choir of Toronto.
For more information or to book your first lesson get in touch with Ryan here.
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"Ryan is an excellent teacher. My six-year-old son has enjoyed his guitar lessons and learned a lot because of Ryan's ability to make the lessons fun but still packed with content. Ryan is able to use great techniques to motivate my son and keep him on track. Another hallmark of an excellent teacher is the ability to respond to the student's individual wants and needs, and Ryan excels at that. Ryan has a gentle, engaging manner with children and they respond very well to him. I highly recommend him as a teacher."
- Dr. Cynthia Holmes, Guitar
"Ryan is a very patient, high-quality instructor. He provides a casual, comfortable environment in which to learn and is able to relate to seasoned musicians as well as those picking up their first instument."
- Jordan, Harmonica