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Ryan L.
Pasadena, California
Learn to play the trumpet! Students will learn to develop properly formed embouchure, efficient breathing, breath control, posture and diaphragm support, note fingerings, and develop valve technique, learn and develop proper tonguing and lip flexibility. Both classical and jazz lessons available.
About Ryan L.

Ryan M. Luévano (he/him) is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, composer, conductor, professor of music and theatre critic in the greater Los Angeles area. He’s served as music director for Santa Ana College, The Colony Theatre, The Sierra Madre Playhouse and the Burbank Community Theater. Additionally, he’s worked as a professor of music at Woodbury University, Santa Ana College and Rio Hondo College. He is also a regular teaching artist at A Noise Within Theatre Company in Pasadena, on the board of directors on the Foundation for New American Musicals, a staff writer for Stage Raw, and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. As a classical/jazz trumpet player he has performed with tournament of Roses Honor band, the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, the Crown City Symphony and in various musical theater productions. He performs regularly with his jazz band the Crown City Combo in various venues in the greater LA area. Most recently he was accepted as Artists-in-Residence at Chateau d’Orquevaux in France for summer 2021, awarded the Denis Diderot Grant for his work on the musical 57 Bus and won the Full Circle Players’ New Works Play Festival in 2021 for his play La Lavadora.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2006

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Master of Music; Musicology

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks Spanish, French

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Ryan L.
Pasadena, California
Learn to play the trumpet! Students will learn to develop properly formed embouchure, efficient breathing, breath control, posture and diaphragm support, note fingerings, and develop valve technique, learn and develop proper tonguing and lip flexibility. Both classical and jazz lessons available.
About Ryan L.

Ryan M. Luévano (he/him) is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, composer, conductor, professor of music and theatre critic in the greater Los Angeles area. He’s served as music director for Santa Ana College, The Colony Theatre, The Sierra Madre Playhouse and the Burbank Community Theater. Additionally, he’s worked as a professor of music at Woodbury University, Santa Ana College and Rio Hondo College. He is also a regular teaching artist at A Noise Within Theatre Company in Pasadena, on the board of directors on the Foundation for New American Musicals, a staff writer for Stage Raw, and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. As a classical/jazz trumpet player he has performed with tournament of Roses Honor band, the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, the Crown City Symphony and in various musical theater productions. He performs regularly with his jazz band the Crown City Combo in various venues in the greater LA area. Most recently he was accepted as Artists-in-Residence at Chateau d’Orquevaux in France for summer 2021, awarded the Denis Diderot Grant for his work on the musical 57 Bus and won the Full Circle Players’ New Works Play Festival in 2021 for his play La Lavadora.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2006

Education

Master of Music; Musicology

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Spanish, French

Speaks

Has background check

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Ryan was such an amazing human being. Would highly recommend him!

Posted Mar 8, 2022
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Marvelous instructor for an old student (76). Apparently if you can teach young students, you are best equipped to handle the older students.

Posted Oct 21, 2020
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Excellent at giving pointers and exercises to help students improve sound quality. Patient, positive and personable.

Posted Oct 24, 2015
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Professor
Feb 2019 - Present
Rio Hondo College
Teaches classes in Music Appreciation, History of Rock and Roll, History of Hip Hop and the History of Film Music.
Professor
Feb 2017 - Present
Santa Ana College
Music Director and teaches classes in Music Appreciation, History of Rock and Roll, and History of Film Music.
Professor
May 2014 - Present
Woodbury University
• Teachs a course in music in film • Designs and administers exams, quizzes, lectures and writing assignments
Music Instructor
Aug 2013 - Mar 2021
88 Keys Music academy
• Designs and Implements 6 Week Curriculum for group lessons • Teaches private trumpet lessons, composition, and music history
Music Director
Aug 2013 - Mar 2015
Burbank Community Theater
• Responsible for all music related aspects of the musical theater productions • Participates in auditions and casting • Teaches singers their parts, then coaches them in phrasing, pacing, and musical/dramatic intent • Rehearses and hires the orchestra musicians • Conducts the musical performances from the orchestra pit
Master of Music; Musicology
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013
California State University, Long Beach Cole Conservatory of Music
Bachelors; Musicology
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009
California State University, Long Beach Cole Conservatory
French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Winner of New Works Play Festival
Jan 2021
Full Circle Players
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2010
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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