Ryan Loud

Ryan Loud, a percussionist from Massachusetts, graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2007. He holds a bachelors degree in percussion performance with a focus in jazz and world music studies. During his time at Umass, Ryan studied with percussion professor, Jamie Eckert, drum set professor, Chris Poudrier and jazz/world music professor, Royal Hartigan. His studies brought him to Panama in 2006 to perform in their annual jazz festival, as well as to Ghana, West Africa in 2006 and 2007, to study the music, dancing and culture. From 2013-­‐2015, Ryan was a part time lecturer at UMass, teaching West African drumming, dancing and song. To this day, he still performs with Royal Hartigan’s Kekeli West African drum group as a guest artist.

After graduating in 2007, Ryan went on to teach as a percussion specialist in the King Philip school district, a position he still holds. Ryan teaches percussion lessons for all grade levels, elementary-­‐12th grade. Upon arriving at King Philip, Ryan started a program called “World Percussion”. Unique to its kind in the New England area, students who take the class perform in a West African music ensemble, a Steel Pan ensemble, as well as study Afro-­‐Cuban styles. The King Philip Steel Band performs every summer for the Pan Mass Challenge bicycle charity race as well as many other performances throughout the community.

During his time working in the King Philip school district, Ryan has had extensive involvement in their competitive marching and concert programs. From 2004-­‐2007, Ryan gained his front ensemble teaching experience working under Tom Aungst at Dartmouth High School. In 2007, he took the job at King Philip, working with their front ensemble. Growing in this roll, Ryan has maintained his title as front ensemble arranger for the past 8 years working with both outdoor and indoor groups.

Ryan continues to perform professionally throughout the New England area on drum set, jazz vibraphone and world percussion. For the past 13 years, he has played drum set in the calypso band known as ‘El Caribe”, based out of New Bedford and led by Jamie Eckert. He has played drum set in small jazz groups and big bands as well. From 2012-­‐2015, Ryan collaborated with Paul Nagel, former pianist to Bobby Mcferrin and Boz Scaggs, on a surplus of original works. Ryan currently lives in Southborough Massachusetts with his wife Jackie.
An uplifting percussion ensemble piece supported by a jazz rhythm section, playable in a variety of instrumentation formats.
Duration: 6:10 | Level: Med-Advanced
$40.00
An uplifting percussion ensemble piece supported by a jazz rhythm section, playable in a variety of instrumentation formats.
Duration: 6:10 | Level: Med-Advanced
$36.00
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