Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County’s original school of rock, funk, slap, metal, pop, blues, jazz and live performance for bass guitar. Van Tuyl Music Academy is proud to have some of the most talented and in-demand bass instructors in Southern California. Each one of our bass teachers has years of experience both as an educator but more importantly, as a performer. The skills they have mastered from their years of experience combined with their passion for helping others achieve their musical goals while having fun are what set them high above the rest. This unique combination is not easy to find but is vital to our success.
Ryan Van Tuyl
Ryan has been teaching bass lessons for VTMA since he founded the school in 2004.
Ryan Van Tuyl began his musical career in 8th grade when he purchased his first bass guitar and joined his friend’s punk band. After several years of study Ryan began to branch out musically, learning guitar, piano and drums; leading to him becoming a successful music director for various churches in Orange County. Upon returning from a musical hiatus, Ryan began studying with some of the most highly sought after bassists in the LA music scene, earning an Associates Degree through the Bass Institute of Technology at Musicians Institute. As an educator, he started teaching music in 2001, developing a unique teaching method that helps students learn advanced music theory concepts through the use of 20th Century Rock, Jazz, and Popular Music. He has instructed well over 500 students in Los Angeles and Orange county in the last 10 years, guiding several students from their first ever music lesson through their high school graduation. In his tenure, many of his students have been accepted on scholarship to prestigious music programs all over the country. In addition to RockStars, Ryan is also a staff instructor with the MMET Program for the Academy of Performing Arts in Huntington Beach, Ca in addition to the Music Industry Technology instructor at Sowers Middle School. Using music, Ryan prides himself on instilling in his students the musical and life skills necessary to be successful in whatever field they desire.
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Taking bass lessons at Van Tuyl Music Academy is an experience unlike any other. Our facilities have clean rooms, the latest technology and a large music library. Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County’s original school of rock, funk, slap, metal, pop, blues, jazz and live performance for bass guitar. We’re so much more than a music factory for bass lessons.
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