Ryan Chilcote, Director
With his deep and versatile experience, Ryan is able to instruct guitar in many genres of music, from beginner to advanced, and to all ages. He is an excellent choice for focused study in classical guitar, electric, acoustical, or bass, as well as for learning the fundamentals to advanced theory of guitar. In teaching the fundamentals of music, and how music is built, Ryan believes that a student can apply this knowledge to any musical situation. Patient and focused, methodical and flexible, he enjoys sharing his knowledge and love of music with all levels of students, and helping them to build on their talents. His well-planned teaching techniques will help students to speed up their learning and advancement and to reach their goal, whether it is a musical career or simple proficiency and enjoyment.
* Audition preparation: Audition Preparation is available for classical guitar and other genres. Ryan will help you to join his many successful auditioning students for positions in music programs such as Berklee College, Duquesne University, Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT), Lebanon Valley College, Millersville University, York College of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg University, Messiah College, Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School (PALCS) and many others.
* Ryan is available as a session guitarist for select genres.
* He is well-versed in song-writing and recording software usage and can provide assistance and mentoring.
* He can provide expert orchestral midi-mockup for your film or band project.
Ryan’s education and background includes:
* Full Classical Guitar and Theory at York College.
* Writing for Full Orchestra and MIDI Mock-up for film/gaming at Berklee
* Private advanced instruction from ASCAP award-winning Dr. Robert Lau for Writing for Full Orchestra. This study requires a deep knowledge not just of guitar but of the place of single instruments in a full production.
* Associates Degree in Music Business
* Ryan is the founder of the Recording project, Forever Mourning, which has received global critical acclaim, successful sales, and airtime on Sirius Radio’s Metal Channel.
* Played in a variety of metal bands: Divine Misery (ex Threnody, Esoteric), Doomsday Conspiracy, Anhedonia.
* Designed, programmed, and implemented a one-of-a-kind system to enable the expediting of orchestral MIDI mock-ups with convincing realism.
* Initiated and implemented online private lessons for credit at Harrisburg Area Community College (pre-COVID); thus enabling other private teachers at HACC to teach online for credit.
* Over 30 years of experience playing, studying and teaching guitar. He has taught at BCR since 1998, and has been a guitar instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College for more than 15 years, and taught over 1000 students.
Cost of Lessons: $25 / half hour private lesson or $50 / hour private lesson
Hours of Lessons
Mon: 3:00 - 9:00pm
Tue: 3:00 - 9:00pm
Wed: 3:00 - 9:00pm
Thu: 3:00 - 9:00pm
Fri: 2:00 - 8:00pm