, 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!
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。
英語でギターが習えることが決め手でした！初心者にも分かりやすく教えてもらえるので安心です。アットホームな雰囲気なので、毎回のレッスンに行くのが楽しみです！ 大学院留学というゴールを目指して頑張るモチベーションになっています！ 家でも復習したり知識を得られるので、ブログやオンラインの動画、メルマガが役立っています！
Looking forward for the next lesson.
After the second class I feel the communication is great, and he teaches me some ways to practice at home that was really helpful. Looking forward for the next lesson. 〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 1 year ago 〇Lesson Style: Acoustic guitar 〇Nationality: Taiwan 〇Age: 27
I learned the knowledge and techniques not available in any other schools in Japan!