I started taking lessons with Ryan last year after a 20-year break from the guitar. He was quick to identify my strengths and weaknesses. His suggestions for everything from songs to learn, to practice techniques, to resources like books, Web sites, and software tools, have been spot on.
Ryan combines strong theoretical knowledge with practical experience as a composer and gigging musician.
Ryan is also very organized. He's always on time, responds quickly to email and voicemail, and lets you know in advance if there are any changes to lesson schedules.
I am an adult student, but I have seen the tail end of Ryan's lessons with younger students. He is always respectful and attentive to the student's abilities and interests.
I can truly recommend Ryan without reservation.