As a dedicated music educator with 20 years experience providing private drum set and percussion lessons, Ryan’s multi-media approach to teaching caters each lesson to the specific goals and development needs of each student. In fact, Ryan’s teaching approach has been instrumental to the success of his students competing in state solo and ensemble festival competitions.

Ryan is committed to teaching students at all levels across many genres. He specializes in helping students in middle and high school bands including symphonic, concert, jazz,and marching band.

Ryan offers live-online instruction via FaceTime or Skype and provides outcalls to the Los Angeles area.

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Read what people are saying about Ryan’s instruction:


Jimmy Butzine – New Berlin West Middle School

“After working with Ryan in a traditional studio I made the move to online lessons and we never missed a beat. The video cameras make it easy to see and learn.”

Dave Culver – U.S. Air Force

… “His preparation advanced me to become accepted at Berklee College of Music, and also gave me the skills to become a prospering, life-long drummer. Ryan is the real deal; I couldn’t want anything more from a drum instructor.”

Meredith Marks – Stanford University

… “I’ve had the pleasure of working with many musical professionals through lessons, but Ryan definitely steals the show. Right from the beginning, I knew he was the kind of person that I would be able to get along with really well because he was always patient and helpful, but knew how to make lessons most effective. From mastering the basics to learning full-length songs, Ryan was incredible at leading me through the steps and pushing me towards success.”

Nathan Gerlach – Director of Bands, Cambridge High School

… “What impresses me the most about Ryan is his vast knowledge of many different styles of music and his ability to work with many different ensembles…I really appreciated his willingness to work with our students during our marching season along with taking extra time to work with me. I would give my highest recommendation to Ryan Schiedermayer and his teaching of percussion.”

Jane Neumann – Parent of Long-Standing Student

… “Ryan is a catalyst, his love for child development fueling his inspiration to teach. When a child’s face lights up with understanding, a grin is seen on Ryan’s, as he becomes motivated to capitalize on the teachable moment. The lesson becomes filled with further connections regarding style, genre, technique, or history. Ryan develops the student into not just a capable drummer, but rather a skilled musician who has an ear for music, a heart filled with appreciation, and a mind wanting to discover more.”