Ryan's teaching philosophy is strongly rooted in the idea promoted by the great pedagogue and humanitarian Shin'ichi Suzuki that first and foremost, music be a tool to enrich the soul and create better humans beings.
Ryan ascribes adamantly to the idea that all children are capable of achieving great things when provided the right tools and a supportive environment.
Ryan maintains a studio of beginning to advanced students ranging from age three to adult out of his home studio in Oak Park, and at the Western Springs School of Talent Education and Naperville Suzuki School, where he also co-directs the WSSTE & NSS Summer Chamber Music Camp. Ryan also enjoys serving on the faculty of the Atlanta Suzuki Institute in the summer, and is a frequent guest clinician and adjudicator at district festivals, workshops, and other events.
VIOLINIST + VIOLIST
Ryan is an active freelancer and chamber musician, and can most frequently be found performing in musical theatre pits, chamber orchestras, and other chamber ensembles across Chicagoland. Ryan holds a M.M. in Violin Performance from the Hartt School of Music, and a B.M. in Violin Performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
Ryan's eye for detail extends beyond the teaching studio and into the realm of visual design. With 15+ years of design experience, Ryan specializes in print and digital layout and, and website design via the WIX platform.