RYAN BLAKEMORE, MM
Ryan Blakemore is an active performer, accompanist, and teacher both at the collegiate and pre-college levels. He graduated from Florida State University earning his Master’s degree in Piano Pedagogy under Dr. Vicki McArthur and studying piano with Dr. Joshua Pifer and Dr. David Kalhous. Prior to his studies at FSU, Ryan completed a Bachelor of Science in Music at Clearwater Christian College where he studied piano with Dr. Craig Ralston and also extensively accompanied singers, instrumentalists, and musical theater productions.
Following his graduation from FSU, Ryan enrolled at the University of South Carolina, studying pedagogy with Dr. Scott Price and piano with Dr. Charles Fugo. While at USC, he taught class piano as a graduate teaching assistant, presented a poster session at the 2012 SC State Music Teachers’ Convention, accompanied the University Chorus under the direction of Dr. Alicia Walker, and also accompanied undergraduate vocal auditions.
In addition to teaching, Ryan also composes music inspired and commissioned by BSM students and creates content for the BSM YouTube channel. His compositions may be purchased on his website and viewed on YouTube.
In 2020 Ryan began another YouTube channel dedicated to helping singers learn the fundamentals of music and how to practice and sing their art songs. Inspired by his time teaching class piano to undergraduate students, Ryan created an online course teaching all the skills necessary to prepare for or test out of undergraduate class piano 1. The course contains over 8 hours of video lessons and printable materials. Check it out here.
Aside from maintaining his private studio at The Blakemore School of Music, Ryan currently performs as a collaborative pianist at the University of Central Florida, accompanying lessons and recitals.