Ryan has been teaching music for close to 6 years and has been playing music since 2004. He grew up playing pop, rock and blues. Ryan studied music education at St. Charles Community College and then went on to further his studies at University Missouri - St. Louis. During his time at UMSL, Ryan explored jazz and classical guitar. He also sang baritone with the UMSL Choir; University Singers. Ryan has a very hands on teaching style where he listens to the students needs and what the student wants to learn and follows up with results!