And Ryan – who possesses a classical technique which he cleverly puts into his steel-string guitar’s service - is definitely a gifted and talented musician whose musical world is as poetic as it is personal.
— Roland Dyens, Guitarist and Composer
Ryan Ayers has the rare combination of great technique, depth of musicianship, and a fantastic level of comfort on stage. His rapport with audiences belies his age, and leaves everyone with a warm and fuzzy feeling at the end of the evening.
— Martha Masters, Guitarist and President of the Guitar Foundation of America

About : Ryan Ayers

Ryan Ayers is a solo guitarist mixing together classical technique with accessible songs forms and structures. His stage show is a well crafted blend of engaging music and interesting stories which have captivated audiences on both coasts.

Ryan 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 ten 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.

Ryan’s playing and music were so thoughtful and crafted under their simplicity. I love his subtle musical humor and I could hear the influences of some favored composers (we’re both Steve Reich fans we discovered). Lot’s a simpatico indeed.
— Mitch Benoff, Professor Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music
Ryan was not only gifted musically but he was also so charming and engaging. Just delightful!
— Judith, Concert Attendee
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