Lessons

Take Lessons From Ryan!

An experienced professional drum teacher, Ryan offers weekly drum lessons for students of all ages, abilities, and experience levels. Ryan has a home teaching studio at 1660 S Forest St in Denver, CO.  Please contact Ryan to discuss your situation and get an accurate rate quote. Please visit the Facebook page for even more information.

Ryan’s teaching qualifications include:

-Drumming since 1996, teaching professionally since 2010

-B.A. in Music with Honors from University of Colorado at Boulder

-Studied with world-renowned percussionist Dr. Douglas Walter

-Recorded an album and toured extensively while signed to the UK based label Candlelight Records with Havok, currently signed to Redefining Darkness Records with Bloodstrike.

-Currently teaching at School of Rock and out of his own studio in Southeast Denver

-Taught drums at: Noisy Neighbor Music in Lynden, WA; Crested Butte Middle School in Crested Butte, CO; Louisville Middle School in Louisville, CO; Aspen Academy in Greenwood Village, CO; Denver Music Tree in Denver, CO; My Music Skool in Centennial, CO; School of Rock in Aurora, CO; and independently in Bellingham, WA and Denver, CO.

-Authored the Double Bass Drumming Explained series of instructional books covering bass drum techniques

-Coached pole vaulting in Colorado at Eaglecrest High School and in Washington at ProVault NorthWest

-Taught driving skills to teens and adults at MasterDrive in Colorado

-Ryan’s current and former students include over 150 men, women, boys, and girls from 4 years old to 58 years old with 0 to 30+ years of musical experience

-Ryan has worked with people of various ability levels including blind students, students with physical impairments such as Tourette’s, paraplegia, and epilepsy, and students with learning disabilities such as autism spectrum, Asperger’s, ADD, and dyslexia.

Here are some reviews from Ryan’s students (or their parents):

We are very happy with Ryan as our son’s drum teacher. Ryan has been teaching my son for over a year now and we really appreciate him as a person and teacher. He’s very knowledgeable with drums and makes my son feel comfortable in learning new beats. Ryan has always been professional yet friendly and my son enjoys the time they get to spend each week practicing. I have always appreciated the flexibility and accommodation Ryan offers for my middle-school son’s ever-changing school/extra-curricular schedule.” – Harmony from Lynden, WA

We have been very pleased with the drum lessons that Ryan has provided for our son for the past 3 years. Ryan is a patient instructor and has developed a positive rapport with our son. Ryan’s versatility in music has enabled him to give our son a solid introduction to guitar as well as continued refinement of drum skills.” – Emily from Bellingham, WA

Ryan is an AMAZING teacher! He is funny, kind, and extremely perceptive. He is very good at finding different ways to explain the same concept. He is out-of-this-world patient, and never gets frustrated, no matter how many mistakes I make (or don’t practice). He is also really incredible at instilling confidence, and building up self esteem. He makes every one feel special, and is easy-going and flexible. The most importing thing about taking drum lessons from Ryan is you WILL be an amazing drummer if you take the time to learn from him!” – Felicia from Mt. Vernon, WA