|Take Drum Lessons from Ryan!|
An experienced professional drum teacher, Ryan offers weekly drum lessons for students of all ages, abilities, and experience levels. Rates vary depending on location and length of lesson. Discounts available for purchasing multiple lessons in advance! Please contact Ryan to discuss your situation and get an accurate rate quote.
Ryan's teaching qualifications include:
-Member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the Colorado State Music Teachers Association (CSMTA), the Denver Area Music Teachers Association (DAMTA) and the Percussive Arts Society (PAS)
-Currently teaching at School of Rock and out of his own studio in Southeast Denver, see options at right
-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, and independently in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County, Washington
-Authored the Double Bass Drumming Explained series of instructional ebooks 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 100 men, women, boys, and girls from 4 years old to 52 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, and students with learning disabilities
Take lessons at Ryan's home teaching studio, equipped with multiple drum sets and conveniently located on S Forest St in Denver near Virginia Village and Glendale.
Ryan will travel to you for lessons on your own gear in your own home. This is the most convenient option if you already have drums. Ryan is willing to go as far as Boulder or Castle Rock. Scheduling may be difficult, so be prepared to be flexible if you choose this option.
Don't live anywhere near Ryan?
Request a custom video lesson. Ryan can do a single lesson or an ongoing series of personalized videos that specifically address your playing and your questions about drums. See this video for information about how this typically works.
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
|Lessons from Ryan can include reading music, music theory, concert snare or rudimental snare including german grip, french grip, matched grip, or traditional grip, drum set, double pedal/double kick/double bass, auxilliary percussion techniques, hand and finger exercises including flying fingers, freehand technique, gravity blast, moeller technique, hybrid technique, foot and ankle exercises including heel up, heel down, and floating techniques, coordination, playing by ear, various musical styles, general groove and musicality. Ryan can also show you how to set up and maintain your instrument, or how to prepare for an audition or gig. Lessons are customized to your individual goals and the curriculum is personalized for every student.|