Ryan is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter. He began playing guitar and piano at the age of ten. He continued his formal education at Pittsburgh's High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) and then at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Graduating with a degree in Performance/Composition in 2009, Ryan relocated back to Pittsburgh and has since focused on building his experiences and versatility in all sorts of musical endeavors. Ryan has operated Ice House Recording for 7 years and along the way has had the chance to add his expertise to two top 10 Billlboard charting albums (Wiz Khalifa's 'Blacc Hollywood', Mac Miller's 'On and On and Beyond'). Along with working with Pittsburgh's rap elite, Ryan has grown his musical attributes alongside the numerous bands and artists, locally and non-local, he's had the opportunity to work with over the last ten years. With a deep love of jazz, classical, and world music, along with modern rock, indie, and electronic music, Ryan's open minded view of music making is a helpful addition to any session he's a part of!