"I'm an experienced guitarist and have been taking in-person guitar lessons for 10+ years. At first I was a little hesitant about Skype lessons, but my mindset has completely changed. Dylan has by far exceeding my expectations. His lesson plans break down even the most difficult guitar methods into a digestible format. I've without a doubt learned more from him in the last 6 months than I have from years of lessons in the past. I recommend him for anyone who wants to take their knowledge of guitar and composition to the next level."
Warren Thompson, BC (Guitarist - The Post War)
“I have had the great pleasure and honor to receive guitar lessons from Dylan Ryche. He has that rare ability to meet a player, at whatever their skill level, and help them along in the quest to improve. Not only is Dylan a virtuoso finger stylist, composer and entertainer, his understanding of music theory and its relationship to the fret board is unmatched. Combining those amazing skills with the fact that he is one of the nicest people you will ever meet, I count myself blessed to call Dylan my friend and teacher.”
John Roberts, Dallas
"I've been playing Guitar for over 15 years now and when I heard Dylan playing I knew that there was an exiting new journey to be undertaken on the Guitar. His detailed and emotional philosophy towards the guitar is quite simply, inspirational."
Gareth Lewis, Ireland
"Within the months that I have been under Dylan's tuition my guitar playing has exploded! Dylan not only portrays the qualities of a great teacher and guitarist but he personifies a great MUSICIAN. His lessons are structured, systematic, relaxed, informative and most importantly PRACTICAL. Not only will you learn WHAT to play and HOW to play but you will understand WHY you are playing it. If you want to be a good guitarist there are many teachers who will suffice but if you want to be a great guitarist and a great MUSICIAN, you need the right help and with Dylan, you have come to the right place."
Sam Rizzeri, Australia
"It's truly an amazing experience being able to learn from an extremely talented and award-winning musician. Dylan is a great guitar teacher, but more importantly, he's an outstanding music teacher. Dylan can help develop your chops, but it's his attention to melodies, color, texture, articulation, and his ability to tell a story through the notes that has truly inspired me and took my playing to the next level."
Adam Wakefield, NC
I stumbled across Dylan’s work as a result of his winning the 2012 Canadian Guitar Festival Competition – and instantly became a fan. Not only is Dylan a technically brilliant guitarist – but he is also a talented composer/arranger. Dylan is an excellent teacher. At first I was very intimidated as my guitar playing can most generously be described as “intermediate” – but he was very patient and supportive, and in very little time I was making material progress. Lessons were always customized to my needs with high quality supporting material – the exercises were even well composed! I highly recommend Dylan’s music, tablatures and lessons - to guitarists of all levels!
Scott in Toronto
"Working with Dylan has been great fun. He has an easy going manner and is very supportive. One of Dylan's suggestions - taking apart pieces into the bass line, the accompaniment and the lead line - was an epiphany for me. It has truly made me a better player. I also have a deeper appreciation of not only Dylan's pieces, but of all music.
When I first saw that Dylan was offering lessons, I was intrigued, but didn't think I was good enough to work with such an accomplished guitarist. It took me 6 months to pull the trigger, but I would strongly advise anyone who is thinking of taking guitar lessons to call Dylan. His prices are a bargain and I've been amazed how much my playing has improved. Besides being a great guy, Dylan Ryche is a master teacher."
Bruce Kahn, CA
"To describe your instruction as “guitar lessons” understates the music education you provide to a student. Your practice exercises are well thought out and target technical aspects that support my learning and goal to be a fingerstyle guitarist. As a player I plateaued and I couldn’t be more gratified with my progress as I continue to strive to elevate my music knowledge and skills."
Tim Dwinill, MA
When I started taking lessons with Dylan I had my sights set on improving my playing abilities. After my first session with him I realized that there is more to being a great fingerstyle guitarist than good chops. What separates Mr. Ryche from other teachers is his intense attention to detail and passion for teaching. He recognizes that each student has a different set of skills and a different trajectory and tailors each lesson to fit their individual needs. If you're tired of being a "Platypus in Sheep's Clothing" Dylan Ryche will help you turn over "A New Leaf".
Gerald Gloade, NS