Ryan Burns is a freelancing multi-instrumentalist. After studying Jazz Composition and piano at the Berklee School of Music In Boston, Ryan now teaches and plays music professionally, also writing for film an tv. He has over 30 years of experience in the industry, having played with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers like Jimmy Page, Rick Nielsen, Matt Cameron, and Mike McCready. Burns' 2020 release “Postponed Parade” was nominated for a Golden Ear Award "NW Recording of the Year" by Earshot Magazine in 2020. His group, Ryan Burns, even won "Alternative Jazz Group of the Year" in the same year. Burns has played piano with the Tacoma Symphony, wrote music for the Food Network TV show “Food Nation with Bobby Flay,” and recorded piano with the group Thunderpussy for the soundtrack of the Hollywood movie “Fighting with My Family.” Burns spent time on faculty at University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University. He currently owns and operates Burien School of Music, teaching piano, bass, and guitar.