Ryan Ayers began playing guitar at the age of thirteen. He attended Loyola Marymount University and graduated with degrees in classical guitar performance and recording arts. It was there that he began his studies with classical guitarist Martha Masters.
An active composer for over twelve years, Ryan released his first record of ten original pieces for guitar entitled ermita in 2011. In 2012, he published the corresponding sheet music and tablature. These pieces employ classical guitar technique to explore the reaches of steel string and finger style guitar. A gifted melodist, Ryan also likes to experiment with gestures, textures, and rhythmic ideas in his compositions.
His piece "folds" was recently compared to Stavinsky's "Rite of Spring" by the New World of Acoustic Guitar and his piece "ebb a bit" was published in the most recent edition of the Guitar Foundation of America's journal of classical guitar "Soundboard." In 2012 he took 2nd place at the Guitar Fest Live Fingerstyle Competition in Livermore, CA.
"Beautiful and touching. Ayers's performance of his own works shows an intelligent exploration of colors and rhythms with a thoughtful sense of rich musical juxtaposition". Sean Samimi, Aranjuez Artistic Services
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Seattle, WA 98103
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