Teaches: Piano, Drums, Music Production, Music Theory, Beginner’s Guitar, Ukulele
Teaching Philosophy: Music exists in all of us. Anyone can learn to express themselves through music,
so long as they possess patience and the willingness to learn.
Greatest Music Influences: John Mayer, FKJ, Matt Corby, Kiefer, Leon Bridges, Tash Sultana,
Bill Evans, Steve Jordan, Jacob Collier
When I’m not making music: Hiking, Traveling, Longboarding, Exercising, Yoga, Meditation, Reading
Favorite place in Maine: Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth
To learn more: https://www.breakwaterportland.com/about-us
Ryan started making music since before he can remember. As a young child, his favorite toy of all was his Yamaha keyboard. His method for learning music at a young age was playing songs from his favorite video games by ear, namely from The Legend of Zelda. His experience at a taiko festival in Japan at the age of 10 inspired him to become a drummer, and so he began taking drum lessons at the age of 12 up until he graduated from high school. Nowadays, he is predominantly a keys player and music producer. Ryan is the founder and co-owner of Breakwater Studio in South Portland as well as Portland’s annual SummerSide Music & Arts Festival.