Performing for life's incomparable, unforgettable moments is a responsibility I approach with reverence and joy. The gravity of a wedding day or special event is much larger than me - and in many ways is beyond words, where music tells an emotional story.

 

My first 20 years in music were a mainly introspective journey, based on pure love of it. I experimented learning on various instruments, but in the end, the cello won my heart and became my favorite instrument. Now, whether I’m performing for a few people or hundreds of people, I love expressing the deep and natural connection that music creates, and it’s humbling to see that the music translates to others in the same way. Every performance is an honor that I carefully prepare for, and somehow brings me a feeling of lighthearted joy during every ceremony. (Pictures don't always speak a thousand words - when I'm playing music, I focus.)  

One great thing about live music is that it's adaptive, which makes it a beautiful way to create a sense of emotional connection in a group of people. (And yes, singing to the radio with your good friend absolutely counts as live music - and what a feeling of connection it brings!)

Playing music for wedding ceremonies and special events inspires me as a person, artist, and music professional. Whether I'm playing my very romantic arrangements, or more upbeat arrangements, I give beautiful aesthetic experiences, and soothe many people with the cello. As an empathic person, my sensitivity provides me with inspiration to enhance ceremonies, spontaneously and authentically, with genuine, unique pieces of music that I arrange, compose and mix - and aren’t available anywhere else. 

 

This fast-paced world lures us from the rewards of experiencing beauty, nuances, and living in the moment. This is why every note matters to me. And I'm convinced they also matter to everyone else listening, even the casual listeners. I know all of this from the kind words I consistently receive, and the beautiful expressions I see in my couples while I’m performing.

 

It means the world to me to be a professional musician, and all of my work that goes into creating this experience gives me a great sense of purpose and fulfillment. Creating the soundtrack to the best day of your life, in real-time, is a joy that I’ll never take for granted, and I know it will be at the heart of every beautiful memory you’ll create on your wedding day.

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"Having Ryan provide cello music for both the ceremony and the cocktail hour was absolutely the perfect choice. The variety of music he is able to play is incredible. We had a couple slow dancing to his music during the cocktail hour, and even my ring bearer was breaking it down on the dance floor at only 1.5 years old!  HIGHLY recommend Ryan to play any event - we are so looking forward to working with him again."  - Natalie and Andrew, married at Sandia Resort

"My husband and I couldn't have asked for anything better! Having Ryan perform during our wedding ceremony and luncheon helped make our special day feel like a fairytale. We will definitely be calling Ryan when it's time to renew our vows!"  - Arianna and Justin, married at La Mesita Ranch Estate

"Ryan has played at several events at Explora and is always a hit! He creates such a unique and special atmosphere. We choose our Adult Night musicians to align with the event's theme, and he can do anything!"  - Tory Hajny, Explora Science Center

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