Styles change.

The building blocks of music are forever.

Everyone's creative path is different. Every musician, regardless of style, needs to know how their instrument works, how music works, and how the two interact. Ryan has been performing for over 20 years and teaching for over 10. He's put out critically-acclaimed records, been on the radio, toured Canada and Europe and played all kinds of venues - from a tiny record store to an 8,000 person outdoor stage and everything in between. Since 2006, he's also worked with individuals and groups of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels to unlock their inner shredder. He has a degree in jazz drumming, so he knows how it all works on a technical level. He'll show you not only how to play your instrument, but how to read charts, break down songs and function in a band on stage.

Maybe it's a single session, maybe a month. Maybe a lesson every week until one of us croaks. We'll focus on your unique goals. Books and videos are OK, but only you know why you got into music and where you're headed. Find out which 3 pages you actually need and how to steal licks like a pro. This is not a cookie-cutter thing. You're not a cookie. We eat cookies for breakfast.

Lessons available on drums and guitar in the Halifax area at your place or mine, or on Skype / Google Hangouts.

Our son took drum lessons from Ryan for a few years . He absolutely loved Ryan’s teaching methods. Ryan was super informative and fun! He was so easy to talk to and to ask questions to.

After seeing our son come home so excited from lessons with Ryan, my husband and I decided to take guitar lessons from Ryan. As it was with our son, it was the same for us, we had so much fun learning from Ryan and we appreciated his kind and patient personality .

All of us would highly recommend Ryan for drums or guitar!
— Nikhil , Bob and Natalie Abraham
Lots of years of applied groove behind these lessons.
— Jason Vautour
Ryan is a patient and knowledgeable teacher. He’s the best.
— Trudy Spooner