Los Angeles-based drummer Ryan Schiedermayer started his professional career at age 23 as percussionist for the NBA house-band for the Milwaukee Bucks, Streetlife, entertaining millions of fans each season in person and on national radio and television.
After an illustrious 17 year career with Streetlife, Ryan moved to LA and began working with Annabella’s Bow Wow Wow, where he can be seen performing on tour, and in LA with several acclaimed LA-based singer/songwriters like Nick Shattuck, Pontea, Jae Jin and Dane Drewis.
Committed to music education and helping students achieve their goals, Ryan equates his real life experiences — as a drummer, teacher, and avid marathon runner — as steps needed for success. “To me, in life and in running, if you’re not moving forward you’re falling behind.” Ryan’s new and innovative online teaching approach is a result of that very philosophy taking traditional teaching methods and infusing cutting edge multi-media to engage students and make learning fun.
Masterful in a multitude of styles, additional career highlights include performing with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield/Poco) and Grammy nominated artists Jeff Lorber (The Jeff Lorber Fusion), Jim Peterik (Survivor/Ides of March), Ignacio Berroa (Dizzy Gillespie) and American Idol finalist Danny Gokey. Ryan has traveled worldwide performing on USO/DOD tours for the United States Armed Forces and worked as a session drummer for Hal Leonard Music Publishing.
With an always give more & give back attitude, Ryan is a mentor and volunteer at A Place Called Home which positively impacts at risk youth and communities in South Central Los Angeles.
Ryan performs with Meinl Percussion and Pearl Drums.