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About Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan
Ryan Sullivan
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Columbus, OH
Speaks: English
Instructs: Guitar, Jazz Improvisation

Get to know Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan received a BA from the OSU school of Music where he concentrated on jazz guitar studies. He has 9 years of progressive experience in the field of private guitar instruction. Ryan has been performing in and outside of Columbus with a wide variety of bands while playing an eclectic mix of musical genres. Currently he primarily performs with Andy Shaw Band and Mistar Anderson and in the past has performed with MojoFlo, G Finesse and Black Eagle, Andy Shaw Duo, Andy Shaw House Band, Lady Bird and the Throwbacks, The Common Drive, Jimmy Riggs, New Covenant Believers Church, Upper Arlington Lutheran Church, OSU Fusion ensemble and other various Columbus based groups.


Ryan teaches acoustic and electric styles with students of all ages and varying levels of experience. He believes that every student requires individual customized goals and works together with his students in order to devise a lesson plan that meets their desires as an aspiring guitarist. Although he is trained in jazz studies and focus’s much of his current performance and compositions in Neo-Soul and live hip hop, Ryan is experienced in playing and teaching a wide range of popular styles such as; Jazz, Hip-Hop, Blues, Funk, Soul, Neo Soul, R&B, Reggea, Pop, Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Country, etc. He teaches both lead and rhythm guitar techniques, music theory, sight reading, song writing and composition, ear training, strumming/rhythmic patterns, improvising, finger picking, flat picking and many other essential guitar techniques.

Ryan Sullivan teaches at:
5999 E Main St
Columbus, OH 43213
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