Prior to moving , Ryan taught and performed in and around Virginia. He taught both Suzuki and traditional students at several schools, including Easter Mennonite University and Bridgewater College. He performed in several orchestras, including Altoona Symphony, Fairfax Symphony,Huntington Symphony and Waynesboro Symphony and as a chamber musician with Two Rivers Chamber Music and Melodious Strings. Ryan’s academic degrees include a Doctor of Musical Arts with James Madison University , a Master of Music from Penn State University and a BA in Music from Susquehanna University.
Ryan enjoys getting to know his students and loves introducing them to new skills, awareness and knowledge through music.