Ryan Martin


Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Electric & Upright Bass
Mandolin

Ryan is a proficient player in an impressive array of musical genres ranging from Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, Country, and Progressive Metal to Gipsy and Western Swing. At South Plains College in Levelland TX, he studied Bluegrass and Gipsy Jazz under the instruction of Joe Carr and Alan Munde in 1995-96. He has since remained in high demand for studio work and performance with Country music stars of yester-year like Rex Allen Jr., Buddy Owens, Lynn Anderson and Dusty Rogers, as well as numerous country and western show bands working the Arizona corporate scene. Winning 1st place at Guitarmageddon, Guitar Center’s all-style national guitar showdown in 2001 spawned a flood of requests for private instruction. As a result, Ryan became one of Phoenix Arizona’s top recommended guitar teachers. He teaches all skill level guitar classes in area Charter schools and 40+ private students each week.


Achievements

  • 1st place – New Mexico State flat-pick guitar championship 1995
  • 2nd place – Four Corners States flat-pick guitar championship 1996
  • 1st place – Wickenburg flat-pick guitar championship 1999
  • ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ – International Western Music Association 2000
  • 2nd place – Blythe Ca. flat-pick guitar championship 2000
  • 2nd place – Wickenburg flat-pick guitar championship 2001, 2002
  • 1st place – Guitarmageddon 2001
  • Runner-up – Guitarmageddon 2003, 2004
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