As a dedicated music educator with over 15 years’ experience providing private drum set and hand percussion lessons, Ryan 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 WSMA (Wisconsin School Music Association) solo ensemble competitions.

Ryan is committed to teaching students at all levels across many genres. He offers lessons for ages 5 and up, and specializes in helping students in middle and high school bands including symphonic, concert, jazz, and marching band.

Ryan has two studios in Southern Wisconsin serving students in both Madison and Milwaukee areas.

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The Studios:


Madison Area:
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  • Located in Cambridge, WI, Ryan’s home studio is a great place to hone skills with the feel of a small music venue.
  • Professional musical and sound equipment
  • Comfortable waiting area for parents including free WI-FI and restroom.
  • Recital room with stage.

    Milwaukee Area:
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  • Ryan’s studio located at Cascio Interstate Music in New Berlin, WI offers the convenience of taking lessons at a full-service music store that is among the nation’s top independent musical instrument retailers.
  • Professional musical and sound equipment.
  • Waiting area for parents including free WI-FI and restroom.
  • Recital room with stage.


    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.”