Teaching Style: Ryan can teach metal, classical (plectrum), jazz, rock and fingerstyle, however is happy to adapt to the genre needs of any student.
Experience: Ryan is a very capable teacher who began teaching private guitar lessons 10 years ago. He also earned Distinction on his Grade 8 Plectrum Guitar exam from Trinity College in 2015 and was awarded the overall Music Cup at Long Bay College (2009)
Ryan began playing guitar in 1999 and was a student with the MEC for a couple of years early on. The teaching quality, performance opportunities and friendly environment left a lasting impression, and now many years later he has returned as a teacher.
Over the years Ryan has gained extensive experience in performance, composition, arrangement and recording. Being part of an actively gigging metal band for almost 10 years was also a source of many valuable lessons. He first started teaching private students in 2006 and taught at a North Shore school during the completion of his degree (Bachelor of Business Studies (Management & Information Systems) - Massey University, 2012).
“My goal as a teacher is to help students become the musician they want to be. I enjoy seeing their musical interests/style develop and leading them through new challenges. For me, music is about creativity and self expression. I want to equip students with the techniques & knowledge to handle many different musical situations, but ultimately guide them in following their own individual path - of course it's also fun to occasionally study something weird and unfamiliar.”
As the Music Education Centre has different teachers over a range of locations, please contact our office on 0800 89 39 39 to find out where Ryan is currently teaching, or which of our other great teachers may be available at your preferred location.