I took lessons from Ryan for about six months and had a wonderful experience with him. Ryan is a great guy and a very good drummer, but most of all he is a fantastic teacher. He was funny and cheerful but knew when to get down to business. He was a great resource for exercises and was able to teach me pretty much whatever I wanted within the range of jazz, Latin and fusion drumming (this is what I studied with him so I can't speak of his skill at teaching rock drumming). I only stopped going because I couldn't fit it into my schedule anymore but I still take lessons occasionally and would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for drum lessons in Bellingham.