Ryan M. Smith is a Colorado musician, composer, teacher, and
producer. He received his Bachelor of Music degree with a
Concentration in Composition from Metropolitan State University
of Denver in May of 2013 and graduated with Honors. Ryan
plays in local music groups, teaches privately and with local
music organizations, and enjoys writing a variety of music
ranging from contemporary classical to popular styles. He has
written, recorded, and produced two solo albums under the
name M.I.X along with writing music for local high schools and
community groups. He aspires to help other musicians create
their music by setting up a music production organization which
will help them with recording, shows, songwriting, and more.
Ryan’s end goal is to bring people together and to help them
understand themselves using music as his medium.
Ryan’s style of teaching is personal and caring. Whether or
not his students develop a desire to pursue music beyond
lessons, he cares about their happiness and personal success.
Ryan develops a relationship with each student and enjoys it
when he hears that they have used a concept from lessons for
something beyond music. Ryan strives to instill a strong
understanding and enjoyment of music in each of his students
which they can then share with the people in their life. Art is
about connection and understanding and Ryan’s teaching style
reflects this idea.