SPONSORED: The Burien School of Music is currently enrolling students in piano, guitar and bass to fill select spots in their typically booked schedule. That’s right – no waitlist if you act quickly. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of this golden opportunity!
Burien local Ryan Burns founded the school in 2010. Specializing in jazz, blues, rock and pop, the owner/instructor studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston, and has taught at the University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle Drum School and Cornish College of the Arts.
Ryan is known for his patient, professional and knowledgeable instruction, approachable manner and breadth of musical ability and experience. He has taught scores of men and women, boys and girls of all ages, encouraging and helping them as they develop their talents. Ryan teaches in a cozy, little red studio on Ambaum. A former barbershop, the school is a perfect, private spot for students to gain confidence and skills pursuing their love of music. Ryan’s passion for music making is apparent and clearly an inspiration to his students.
Just take a look at what a few have to say:
“Ryan’s musical knowledge and facility as a player is deep and wide, he’s one of my favorites working today. Unlike many great musicians though, he’s just as capable and intuitive as a teacher. I have learned a lot from our time together!”
– Daniel Walker (Current touring keyboardist for Heart)
“Having spent my youth playing in cover bands, but then giving it up to study chemistry, in my 40’s, I decided to dive back into music theory with Ryan. His working knowledge of jazz was exactly what I was looking for to couple my play by ear approach with the fundamentals of what exactly I was hearing. Ryan has always been patient with me, which is much appreciated because as a busy adult student, I rarely have enough time to reduce to practice what he was teaching between lessons.”
– Dave Goodlett, Professor, University of Maryland
“Ryan Burns is compassionate and patient as a teacher. His desire is to see you improve as a student, all the while motivating you to practice. On top of this, he is a great example of a strong work ethic. I highly recommend Ryan Burns as a piano instructor.”
– Kathy Moore, musician/teacher
Ryan has been actively performing for nearly 30 years. He has performed with: Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famers Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin, Yardbirds), Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Rick Nielson (Cheap Trick) and Duff MacKagan (Guns and Roses); as well as with elite jazz artists such as Wayne Horvitz, Skerik, Matt Jorgensen, Thomas Marriott, Bobby Previte, Bobby Watson and others. Burns has played piano with the Tacoma Symphony, wrote music for the Food Network TV show “Food Nation with Bobby Flay,” and played piano with the group Thunderpussy for the soundtrack of the Hollywood movie “Fighting with My Family.”
The Seattle Weekly wrote:
“Burns has a fantastically fertile brain, prodding the music with unexpected voicing and twisted runs; as with the best pianists, his comping is as intriguing as his solos.”
What more can we say? Other than, call 206-679-4764 or email [email protected] for more information about these personalized, affordable and successful lessons. You don’t have to travel far. Excellent music instruction is available right here in Burien!
Burien School of Music
15315 8th Ave SW (map below)
Burien, WA 98166
Phone: (206) 679-4764
E-Mail: [email protected]
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