Instructor
Joined in
2017

Ryan

Instructor

Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin

Interested in taking lessons with Ryan

Teaches at:
Levels Taught

All

Specialties / Genres Taught

NYSSMA

Education

Graduate of the Music Program at SUNY Purchase College

Musical Interests

Composing, Audio Production

Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin

About Ryan

In addition to teaching since 1990, Ryan is currently a member of the well known Pink Floyd Tribute band "The Machine", and has been performing with them worldwide since 1997. He is also a member of the country rock band "Swerling", delivering high energy original rock and roll to audiences nation wide. Additionally, Ryan plays solo and small ensemble gigs at taverns, parties and corporate events with an eclectic repertoire spanning 65 years.

Other credits include performances with the late Vince Welnick of "The Tubes" and "The Grateful Dead", as well as guitarist Marc Flord formerly of "The Black Crowes". He has performed numerous times with drummer Matt Abts of "Gov't Mule" and keyboardist Johhny Neel, known for his work with "The Allman Brothers Band". Ryan has also played along side Matt Johnson, drummer on Jeff Buckley's masterpiece "Grace", as well as T. Lavitz of "The Dixie Dregs". he has played with former "Phil Lesh & Friends" guitarist Jeff Pevar and Sax great Norbert Stachel, formerly of "Tower of Power" and the Rodger Waters "In The Flesh" touring band. Ryan is also a rotating member of Eyeball Records recording artists "Sleep Station" and has led his own bands, including the prog-rockers "Mirror".

On numerous occasions, Ryan has been a guest performer with the "Bergen Youth Orchestra" and has had the honor of performing with them at New York's Carnegie Hall as a soloist on both guitar and mandolin.

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