Ryan has been playing piano and saxophone for 18 and 14 years respectively. He has participated in the Indiana State and Evansville University Honor Bands as well as the Indiana All-State band and has also performed with the University of Louisville Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and smaller university ensembles. He has taught music for both saxophone and piano students throughout the past nine years. He also has a degree in music from the University of Louisville. He has experience with acoustic piano, electric keys, and alto, tenor, bass, and soprano saxophone. Outside of music he presently works in marketing for a Louisville-based credit union-Kentucky Telco.