"Beautiful and touching. Ayers's performance of his own works shows an intelligent exploration of colors and rhythms with a thoughtful sense of rich musical juxtaposition". Oct, 1, 2011 Sean Samimi, Aranjuez Artistic Services
Ryan Ayers began playing guitar at the age of thirteen. He attended Loyola Marymount
University and graduated with degrees in classical guitar performance and recording
arts. It was there that he began his studies with classical guitarist Martha Masters.
An active composer for over ten years, Ryan released his first record of ten original
pieces for guitar entitled ermita in 2011. In 2012, he published the corresponding sheet
music and tablature. These pieces employ classical guitar technique to explore the
reaches of steel string and finger style guitar. A gifted melodist, Ryan also likes to
experiment with gestures, textures, and rhythmic ideas in his compositions.
In addition to composing, Ryan records and produces recordings and albums for other
guitarists and solo instrumentalists.
His recording credits of engineering, editing, and mastering include:
Duo Erato – Musings
Martha Masters – Viaggio en Italia
Martha Masters – Viaje en Espana
American Primitive – American Primitive
You, Me & Iowa – Bigger than Boston (also producer)
Al and Amy
Adam del Monte
Alex de Grassi
Goin’ South Band
Jim “Kimo” West