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“For the teacher or coach, the question has to be how to give instructions in such a way as to help the natural learning process of the student and not interfere with it.”

- W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Tennis

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About Ryan

An Ohio transplant in the Southeast, Ryan Fox moved to South Carolina to pursue higher education, but has stayed to enjoy the mild winters, the southern hospitality, and, of course, the great food.

As a bassoonist and multiple woodwind specialist, Ryan brings along with him years of collegiate and professional playing experiences from a variety of settings and genres including participation in concert bands, orchestras, musicals, and operas, as well as playing in classical, Latin and jazz styles. These experiences, paired with a decade of private teaching, allows him to be a well-rounded musician and instructor, offering insight from different perspectives when performing, teaching, and leading masterclasses/clinics. Students who take advantage of these experiences have found success at Solo & Ensemble, auditioned into principal chairs in their school ensembles, youth orchestras, region bands, and placement into All-State.

In addition to professional insights, supplemented with a strong sense of secondary musical basics like ear training and historical relevance, Ryan also prides himself in sharing non-musical ideals with the members of his studio. Mindfulness and wellness are top priorities in managing the stress and strains of not only the study of instrumental music, but also life in general. Skills like responsibility, diligence, time management, and creative thinking are all things that he strives to instill in his students each and every lesson.
You can follow Ryan's musical life featuring multi-track videos, performances, and reed making on Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube by searching @WoodwindFox, or by visiting his website,
Columbia Music & Arts 803-462-6030 COLUMBIA SC