Teacher Feature: Ryan Shrode
Ryan Shrode is an alumni of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he received his B.M. in Double Bass performance under the tutelage of Scott Pingel (Principal Bass of the SFS).
While at the conservatory he received master classes from many of the greatest living
musicians such as, Yo-Yo Ma, Edger Meyer, and Emanuel Ax. He has played with many of the
Bay Area’s orchestras as well as in numerous ensembles ranging from Rock to Jazz and
everything in between.
He completed his M.M. at SFSU where he studied under Shinji Eshima (Associate Principal of
SF Ballet) and Joe Lescher (Principal of SF Opera). He won the SFSU Concerto Competition in
2016 and performed the Bottesini Bass Concerto No.2 with the SFSU orchestra.
Ryan began playing electric bass at 15 and recorded his first album at 16 after winning 1st place
in NMHS Talent Competition. Soon after he began to study Jazz, Classical and composition. At
18, for his senior project he composed and performed his Concerto for Cello and Orchestra with
the North and South Medford Orchestras.
He taught in San Francisco for 7 years and has worked with students aging from four years old
“Everything in art is a variation of a few fundamental principals”