Ryan Caldwell is a versatile musician and vocalist who is fluent in Rock, Jazz, Funk, and Electronic styles. Whether by himself providing the perfect ambiance for your party, a heavy hitting member of a rhythm section, or just the icing on the cake, he will enthrall and entertain.
He is also a skilled and hard working songwriter and producer. Although his music is usually centered around rock, he relishes opportunities to visit other styles and disciplines. Lyrically his work is reminiscent of artists such as Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie/Postal Service), Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields), Ben Folds, Brian Sella (The Front Bottoms, and John McCrea (Cake). What good is talking about sound? Click here to listen to his portfolio.
Ryan also teaches piano and voice. He takes great joy in helping people find and hone their musical skills and has been doing so for the past four years. Although he is a classically trained and college educated pianist and vocalist his aim is to give his students the tools to be able to understand, appreciate, and play any style of music. He firmly believes that all different stylistic disciplines include a different piece of the musical puzzle and to really understand music you must understand as many as you can. He also believes that piano and voice should be fun for all ages. No matter how big or small your goals are in music Ryan can work with you every step of the way to achieve them.
This above all else is what really sets Ryan apart from others. He takes challenges that are outside his comfort zone as an opportunity to grow and expand his skills. In some ways his thirst for knowledge in all things music has made him more akin to a musical handy man.
That's not to say that he is a jack of all trades and master of none. Quite the contrary. He believes that his diverse experience has has helped enrich and grow the skills that he prides him self in most. For instance, Ryan studied eight years of percussion, this has been instrumental in the development of his unique style of percussive rock piano playing that lies in the same vein as jerry Lee Louis, Billy Joel, and Ben Folds.
Above all else Ryan believes in positivity, kindness, and the power of music. The world is not always a nice place but music is a great way to help make it nicer. Whether it's helping someone learn their first song, composing a slice of life, or taking a room of people on a journey, Ryan aims to improve the world using music.
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