Ryan teaches guitar and choir programs at the CVCon, focusing on the areas around Yamba and Maclean. Ryan has been a part of the CVCon team since 2011, and each week works with more than 100 guitarists, and many choir students. Find out more about Ryan as he answers 10 questions you might never ask.
What do you teach at the Conservatorium?
Guitar and Choir
Where were you born?
What age were you when you started learning music?
I started singing quite young, maybe 9 or 10. I picked up guitar when I was 13.
Where did you go to university and what did you study?
I did a Diploma of Music at Capilano College in north Vancouver, then a bachelor's degree in secondary music education followed by a master's degree in classical guitar performance at the University of Bristish Columbia in Vancouver.
What is one of the most memorable highlights of your musical life?
Probably when I played at the 25th True North concert in Yellowknife, North West Territories for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
What is your favourite style/genre of music?
Always changing but I'd say my most enduring love has been for the solo guitar music of Spain and Latin America.
Who is you music idol? Or who would you do a duet with?
It changes all the time, but I'm currently obsessed with a jazz guitarist called Julian Lage.
What hobbies do you have? How do you spend your recreational time?
I skateboard quite a bit with my border collie "Tinx" and I like taking my kids to the beach.
Three words your friends would use to describe you?
This is awkward.
Do you have a life motto and what is it?
Everything is easy once you can do it.
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