A Graduate of  the music program at Purchase College (SUNY), Ryan has been teaching guitar since 1990.


In addition to teaching, Ryan's musical endeavors include composing, 

audio production, and live performance.

Ryan was the guitarist of the popular Pink Floyd tribute The Machine, and performed with them the world over from 1997 to 2018. He is currently a member of the country rock band Swerling, delivering high energy original rock and roll to audiences nation wide. Additionally, Ryan plays solo and small ensemble gigs at taverns, parties and corporate events with an ecclectic repertoire spanning 65 years. Other credits include performances with the late Vince Welnick of The Tubes and The Grateful Dead as well as guitarist Marc Ford formerly of The Black Crowes. He has performed numerous times with drummer Matt Abts of Gov't Mule and keyboardist Johhny Neel, known for his work with The Allman Brothers Band. Ryan has also played along side of Matt Johnson, drummer on Jeff Buckley's masterpiece "Grace", as well as T. Lavitz of the Dixie Dregs. He has played with former Phil Lesh & Friends guitarist Jeff Pevar and sax great Norbert Stachel formerly of Tower of Power and the Roger Waters "In The Flesh" touring band. Ryan is also a rotating member of Eyeball Records recording artists Sleep Station and has led his own bands including the prog-rockers Mirror. On numerous occasions, Ryan has been a guest performer with the Bergen Youth Orchestra and has had the honor of performing with them at New York's Carnegie Hall as a soloist on both guitar and mandolin.


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