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Ryan Greene

B.M. M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

Private Instructor- Teaching Artist

Director of Web Initiatives and Social Media

Ryan Greene holds a master of music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. He is a teaching artist and director of web initiatives at Centre for Musical Minds in Frisco, TX. Upon graduating from SMU, Ryan accepted the position of Associate Director for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and oversees digital management for Clavier Companion magazine. Ryan received a bachelor of music degree in Piano Performance from Butler University in 2012 and served two summers as piano teaching assistant at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. Ryan spent the summers of 2013 and 2014 teaching at the SMU Institute for Young Pianists and performing in the Fresh Inc Festival in the greater Milwaukee area.

As a musician, Ryan performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative pianist. He has a special interest in contemporary music and has consulted and collaborated with numerous living composers to create and premiere new works. Before moving to Dallas, Ryan performed frequently in the greater Indianapolis area and served as pianist for three years at Heartland Unitarian Universalist Church. On top of his performing and teaching, Ryan worked as an editor for Yellow Cat Publishing, a new company which hosts a growing online database of innovative colored-notation piano music.

Ryan is an active member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and served as coordinator for the fourth annual MTNA Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium at Southern Methodist University in January 2015. Greene co-founded the Collegiate & Young Professionals Track at the 2013 MTNA National Conference in Anaheim, CA and served as chair of the track at the 2014 MTNA National Conference in Chicago, IL. During his bachelor’s degree, Ryan served as president of the Butler University Collegiate Chapter and led the chapter to present sessions at local, state, and national conferences.

In addition to his teaching at Interlochen, Ryan spent three years as a teaching fellow at the Butler Community Arts School, Butler Summer Piano Camps, and Christel House Academy in Indianapolis. He is an alumni of the PianoSummer Institute & Festival at SUNY New Paltz, Oberlin College Piano Festival, Frederic Chiu’s “Deeper Piano Studies” and served as an pianist for La Musica Lirica, a five-week intensive opera festival held in Novafeltria, Italy. Ryan’s major teachers include Carol Leone, Kate Boyd, and pedagogy with Sam Holland, Catharine Lysinger, and Karen Thickstun.

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Ryan Greene