, Bossa Nova
, Classic Rock
, Japanese Songs
, Jazz History
, Latin Jazz
, Performance Training
, Sight Reading
, Southern Rock
Ryan graduated from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee USA. After graduation, he toured the eastern United States with Swing and Traditional Jazz bands. During University he majored in Guitar Performance with a minor in Songwriting. During his time touring with various traditional jazz bands he was exposed to a variety of American musical styles including Jazz from New Orleans, Chicago, and New York; Blues from Texas, St. Louis, and Memphis; Country/Bluegrass in Nashville, Kentucky, and the Carolinas; and lots of blended sounds along the way. He believes that all styles of music are rooted in the same fundamentals. As Duke Ellington said, “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.”
He also worked as a house musician in The Grand Hotel Orchestra on Mackinac Island, Michigan under the direction of saxophonist Dr. Alex Graham. During this time, he developed a large finger-style solo-guitar repertoire and performed a variety of pop and jazz classics with the orchestra. He decided to relocate to Tokyo to pursue interests in language, culture, and of course, music. The American Guitar Academy is proud to have him as part of our team!
Very happy to discovers and enjoy guitar here!!
Parent of Enak: Very happy to discovers and enjoy guitar here!! Good atmosphere and very good teacher able to adjust to my pace. looking forward to more. Teachers and staff made my son eager to learn guitar. 〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo? …
I liked my lessons…
I liked my lessons at The American Guitar Academy because they made it feel easy and good!!!
I am looking forward to getting more new lessons…
My teacher Giovanni plays guitar perfectly well. I am looking forward to getting more new lessons. Please teach me arpeggio and other strumming styles next time!! From Maro. Parent of Maro： 個人レッスンで、個人のキャラクターをみながら上達を促してくれます。 〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?： Webで拝見してとても楽しそうな雰囲気だったので。日本の一般的な教室の決まりきったプログラムではなく、外国人の先生方ともコミュニケーションをとりながらオリジナリティーのあるレッスンをしていただけると思ったので。
I can learn English and the guitar at the same time, so I think it’s like killing two birds with one stone. All the teachers have Individuality and it is interesting. Parent of Ritsu: 先生がみなさんフレンドリーで、楽しくレッスンを受けられています。クラシックだけではなく「コード」「ピック」も学ぶ事ができます。 レッスンの曜日、時間の選択肢が豊富で受講しやすいです。 振替もHPで確認、変更できるのでたいへん便利です。