Ryan has been a drummer since the age of 5. Exploring all styles up through his adolescent years, joining many Rock and Club bands in his hometown of Dallas, TX. As with most musicians he found great joy in playing. A satisfaction in making people smile and feeling good.
However he knew there was something greater behind the drum. In 2004 he traveled to Haiti to study the indigenous drumming used for community and connection with Spirit. This hit him like a ton of bricks! This was it! He had opened his journey to the "truth" behind the drum. Rhythm and vibration as a means of communicating with the invisible forces of energy and nature. So his journeys of learning took him back to Haiti several times, Africa, Mexico, the Caribbean and other exciting places.
Now he brings his love to you. Texas sized drumming at it's best!!!
Ryan uses powerful rhythmic sound healing to energize a group, individual or event.
This technique of his is a mixture of ancient teachings he's learned from
various elders along with "Soul Inspired" rhythms and knowledge. The
term soul inspired refers to improvisational rhythms that come to him based on
the energy, environment or what he is moved to express. Regardless if you are
working individually with him or listening to his driving and empowering
drumming, or if you're attending one of his live events, one thing is for sure,
you will be positively uplifted after an experience with him.
Ryan's passion is to unlock the power and knowledge that resides in us all to help increase our awareness, raise our spiritual, mental and physical health and transform one's energy to a field of positive vibration. Unlocking our true self manifests abundance in our daily lives. His work can uplift a person or group with his spirit driven healing rhythms. His playing is highly energetic and can be felt for days after his interactive events. His love and passion of spirit and drumming come through with force during a drumming event with him. "You speak the word of God with your drum!", mentioned one individual who attended his drum events in New York. The mesmerizing and intrinsic rhythms that come out of him are revolutionary. His goal is to share his love, passion and knowledge with groups and individuals from all walks of life. His powerful rhythms and drumming techniques have been experienced by thousands, along with his group and private sessions, workshops, drum circles, interactive rhythm concerts.
His knowledge of Spiritual, Healing and Empowering rhythm making comes from studying under the masters in the same vibrational realm such as Michael Drake, Baba Ayo Adeyemi as well as having learned first hand from Master Haitian Drummers; Frisner Augustine and Petersen LoSeau during his travels to New York and Haiti. Ryan has traveled extensively to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Belize, Mexico and numerous trips to the Lakota Reservations in South Dakota, researching and studying an array of healing drum work from various indigenous traditions. These cultures introduced him to a deeper understanding of not only himself, but the physical and spiritual world around him. Opening him to a world which remains locked to many. His goal, his passion is to unlock these realms and dimensions with everyone he meets, sharing his passion and love of drumming. To have others feel what he feels when he plays. To let our passion and desires come thru, to allow the positive to manifest and the negativity to respectfully slide away. Drumming is a very deep spiritual and metaphysical experience that can be felt by all who engage in it. Let him bring his passion and sacred knowledge to you and explore the power of the drum.
Ryan's rhythms are revolutionary, mesmerizing, trance inducive and powerful. His sound can be heard and recognized by anyone who's ever experienced a session with him.
"His playing is unique and divine!"- Andrew from Astoria, New York "Powerful rhythms, you sure got my attention!"
(In his own words).... All people should have that direct path to Source, God. In this universe, sound and vibration are the means by which prayer and intention are carried from sender to receiver. Hence why we sing, chant and drum to the Heavens. To show honor and to communicate are thanks and praise! Like the songs in the hymnals, the songs of the forgotten language in Africa or the lost mantras of the Sanskrit, drumming and the rhythms that vary also honor and reflect various Spirits, energies, magnetic or energetic fields. Whatever you choose to call it, rhythm and vibration are the key factors that create and drive our realms around us. This is why we hear so many different styles of drumming and rhythms worldwide. These styles are the indigenous peoples connection to their ancestors, and to the ancestors of the stars. These rhythms are messages, codes, stories, prayers, celebrations, requests, and invocations to the stars and our ancestors from the higher realms all the way back to Earth. These rhythms are individually connected to individual spirit and truth. One of the only true sources of connection to the divine, healing, reconstruction of our path, community, balance and love....is thru pure vibration. Our main drum, our heartbeat is that primal truth. I want to express and unlock these realms with all! I want to create rhythms that move all and reflect all, that resonates with all. My goal, my passion is to share with all people that the truth is within us, we must get to our primal core in order to obtain this truth. Drumming has numerous studied medical benefits, but many overlook it's true and original purpose. To access the Divine within us and around us, to call upon the healing and blessing forces of nature, the Cosmos and the Heavens. Once accessing these aspects and the Universe and the Creator, only then can we begin to heal. Seek truth, seek love, seek peace.