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Ryan Lee Reid Music Studio
Ryan Lee Reid Music Studio

Ryan Lee Reid Music Studio

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Introduction: Hi, I'm Ryan Lee Reid. I'm a pianist, composer, music teacher, arranger, singer, producer, beat maker, and performer in all things music across all styles ✨. I take careful COVID precautions am fully vaccinated 💉💪 😷. After decades of learning, playing, creating, performing, and teaching piano, I approach music in a different way I’ve found most effective and enjoyable to my students. I developed a modified Bach teaching method because he was the OG improv musical mastermind 🎹. I make learning music simple, easy, and fun...even when teaching online ✨🎶. I offer lessons in piano, electronic music, song writing, music production, music theory, vocal coaching, beat making sessions, and performances (both live and virtual) 🎶. I created a visual online teaching method for music lessons that has helped my students learn successfully during this crazy covid pandemic 😷! I teach across genres- classical, jazz, funk, R&B, electronic, country, and anything with a groove that makes you want to move ⚡. During our sessions, I break down music into 3 parts like an orchestra or band: bass, harmony and melody. You get to choose the songs you want to play because why spend time learning songs that don’t bring you joy?! By learning music this way, instruments like the piano are unleashed to create anything you want, even without sheet music 🎼👍👊. My method makes it incredibly easy for you to understand, play, and compose your own music 🎼. This methodology transcends genre and ability regardless of if you want to become a classical concert pianist, a jazz improvisational sensation, a pop piano star, a talented trap beat maker or simply just want to play a song you like on the piano. My method has helped my students and me progress in our musical journeys with focus, fun, boundless creativity, and endless possibilities. I teach beat makers, DJs, music producers, and sound engineers piano and music theory specific to helping improve work flow and creating music whether it’s for beats to sell, perform, or songs for yourself or others. I’ve created a different approach for these sessions because you don’t need to become a concert pianist or play like Mozart to sound like one. It’s streamlined and builds on your existing knowledge to optimize your process to help you get where you want to go faster with flexible building blocks that transcend musical medium and genre. Regardless of your ability, what style music you want to play, sing, create, or why you want to learn, I believe it is important that you get to choose what songs you play and what music you want to create. If you’re making the effort to learn music, then I will always make the effort to teach you what you want to learn in a meaningful way tailored to you. As for live performances, I’ve performed locally and internationally, and with safe social distancing. I've been performing at various virtual, zoom, and outdoor events with diligent COVID protocols in place. I have a portable keyboard set up that sounds great for locations without piano 🙌. So if you don’t have a piano or a tuned piano, no worries because I can bring my own...BYOP 🎹🧳✅! I even have a keytar to play some grooves on the move when needed 🏃🏻‍♂️🎶✨💨 I live and love music. I hope to help you experience music in different forms- not just listening to music, but seeing, creating, and transforming it in new ways ✨🎶✨.

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Kim J.

Piano Lessons

Ryan Reid is the BEST piano teacher, audio engineer, music producer and performer! I highly recommend Ryan! He is talented, versatile, and reliable. I've hired him multiple times and have gifted his awesome lessons and amazing performances to other people. He is incredibly experienced, creative, fun, knowledgeable, and makes people feel comfortable and happy. Ryan is truly an expert and professional at piano and audio production. Most recently, he helped my friend reach her goals. She wanted to sing and record some tracks. Ryan gave her music lessons and recorded, mixed, mastered and even did the videography. She was extra happy with the piano performance he added to the tracks. Ryan was also able to provide professional videography to create a making of video in the comfort of a cool home. It's super cool to how he helped her reach her musical goals. Ryan also teaches my son in Brooklyn audio production using Ableton with piano lessons so he can create his own hip hop, rap, and trap beats to sell. My son says he is funny, authentic, and easy to learn from. If you're looking for an awesome, unique, creative piano teacher, music producer, or performer, I highly recommend Ryan Lee Reid. He's so funny and loves music. He is the BEST BEST BEST.
Jan 16, 2021
Treyvon W.

Piano Lessons

Ryan is the Music MAN. I've learned so much from him. He's taught me piano, electronic music, how to sing and play, production and songwriting. He challenges and inspires me. My mind is blown every time I see him perform and lay down tracks. He's a charismatic brother who keeps me laughing and loving learning to grow as a musician. Keep a space open for me and please don't go Hollywood on me!
Mar 25, 2021
Spencer S.

Piano Lessons

Ryan has a wonderfully personable approach! He is also very knowledgeable about classical music and technique directly related to it. I've made more progress with him in the last few months than I have alone in the last few years! Would highly recommend to anyone from beginner to advanced. He really gives effective lessons as a virtually based teacher. Thank you Ryan!
Mar 11, 2021
Deborah E.

Piano Lessons

The best piano teacher I’ve ever had. I actually enjoy practicing because he tailors the lessons to what I already know.
Feb 2, 2021
Brett S.

Piano Lessons

Ryan is a great teacher with the ability to hone in on the students needs and ability level to really personalize his lessons.
Jan 7, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Teaching Rate : Sessions are $149/hour. I offer discounts on prepaid packages. I've created a simple, easy, and visual way to teach students online for safe social distancing. I developed a virtual method and use special music software to use for my lessons that have helped my students learn music during this crazy covid pandemic. Performance Rate (Solo/Duo/Trio/Quartet/Vocalist): depending on what set up your looking for and location. Music Production Services: Song Arrangement/Orchestration/Beats, Studio Musicians, Live Recording Studio, Instruments, Song Editing, Mixing and Mastering

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First, I want to know about you and your goals so I can help you achieve them. What do you want to get out of your sessions? How can I best help you? -Piano/composition/music theory lessons -Audio production assistance to make a demo tape for distribution to agents, social media, or a press kit. -A solo musician/duo/trio/quartet/vocalist to preform for a private/company event. -Beat making to sell beats -Bored in quarantine and want to learn a new skill

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Bachelors degree from SHSU and have performed at both domestic and international venues. My classical studies were taught by Yale/Royal College music alum Dr. Clive Swansbourne, who still tours nationally and internationally. My jazz studies were taught by Paul English, who is one of Houston's preeminent jazz pianists, a sponsored Steinway Artist, and former adjunct professor at Rice University. These connections with both local and national artists have afforded me the opportunity to spend time in recording studios throughout Houston and abroad to understand the process of audio production enabling me to arrange/edit/mix/master my own works and help you in your musical journey.

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