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Teaches Violin

"Perhaps it is music that will save the world.” -Shinichi Suzuki


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Teaches at:
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate

Favorite Instruments


Musical Interests

Classical, Pop

Areas of Instruction



Registered Suzuki Method Violin Instructor (Books 1-3), Every Child Can! Training

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra, Weddings

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical, Suzuki Method, Theory

Performance Experience

15 Years Violin Experience

Teaching Experience

3 Years

About Ryan

Ryan McGuire is a native of Dallas, Texas, and currently attends Arizona State University (ASU). She has performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles at the Meyerson Symphony Center, Eisemann Center, Caruth Auditorium (SMU), The Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium (ASU), and many smaller venues in North Texas. In 2011 her string octet was invited to open for Cyndi Lauper at a GALA fundraiser benefiting Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. She is currently a member of the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra and performs regularly at Gammage.


Ryan began violin lessons at the age of four with Irene Mitchell and continued with Nicolette Solomon-van Wyk at The Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas (SMID) where she studied violin and music theory as well as performing in various ensembles. Both Ms. Mitchell and Ms. Solomon-van Wyk are former students of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki.


Beginning at the age of five, Ryan regularly attended the Dallas/Fort Worth WOW Suzuki Summer Camps. Upon finishing her studies at the Suzuki Institute of Dallas she completed her Suzuki teacher training at DFW WOW with Charles Krigbaum (Every Child Can © and Suzuki Units 1-3). She will continue her Suzuki training in upcoming years.


Ryan and her colleague Abigail Jorden founded the Rose Suzuki Strings Camp in Tyler, Texas in the summer of 2017 and will continue to offer classes annually.


Excerpts of a letter from a parent:

“I am writing to recommend Ryan McGuire as a Suzuki violin and music instructor…

She has been teaching our daughter since 2015 and has done a marvelous job teaching her about music, but also about how to be a more successful person. Ryan has presented herself as a professional, prompt, competent, thorough, and patient teacher. Most importantly, my daughter looks forward to and enjoys her lessons.


I’m so happy Ryan doesn’t let my daughter get away with taking short cuts and always reinforces proper technique. In the long run it has actually made playing and practicing much easier for her. Ryan has the ability to command attention without demanding it. I believe this is, in part, why my daughter enjoys her lessons so much and at the same time gets a lot done.”





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