About Brendan Ryan
Get to know Brendan Ryan
Hello my name is Brendan Ryan and I am currently completing my Bachelor's degree in Music Education with a concentration in Percussion at SUNY Fredonia. I have been playing percussion and drum set for 14 years and have worked with fantastic percussionist such as Dr. Kay Stonefelt, Dr. John Bacon, Dr. Tiffany Nicely, and took many years of lessons with Jerry Augustyniak (the drummer of the 10,000 Maniacs). I have also been a gigging drummer playing and recording punk music with my band Cheap Peach for around 5 years; and wish to bring all this experience in an eclectic manner to lessons, in whatever way the needs of my students dictate. I have had a litany of experience teaching and working with students of all ages and can help with a diverse set of percussive skills such as: refining snare "chops" for playing in school ensembles, the basics of rock drumming, or even developing skills with world percussion rhythms on the drum set and the intricacies of jazz drumming. Most importantly I want my students to feel comfortable behind the drum set and provide a fun and enriching musical experience, just as I have had through my journey with the art of drumming/percussion!