Ryan looks the part of a rock musician and producer – but this father of two young boys is also a University of Toronto and Royal Conservatory trained classical guitar performer and composer. His background spans playing with bands in clubs around Toronto to composing and recording music for corporate and media clients. After 6 years building a loyal base of guitar students in Oakville, he opened Massive Tank music school and recording studio in 2010, and has continued to build his studio client base and list of students ever since. A typical day can include teaching kids as young as 5 or 6 on electric guitar, to helping teens learn to compose electronic hip hop beets on computer, to working with established bands recording their latest indie EP. Ryan’s MASSIVE heart is constantly on display with numerous charity and community events he supports and promotes – giving his students real performance opportunities.