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Clinton Ryder

Based in Montreal, Canada, bassist Clinton Ryder uses a solid musical and creative foundation in his work as a professional musician, music teacher and creative coach. Proficient on both acoustic (double) bass and bass guitar, he is energized by many genres of music, particularly American music. A passion for learning, creating, collaborating, and supporting musical performance has led to thousands of live performances and numerous studio recordings reflecting his diverse musical interests. These include performances and projects with Hugh Fraser, Nikki Yanofsky, The Dears, The Irish Rovers, Holly Arntzen, Félix Stüssi, Tania Gill, Dawn Tyler Watson, Jim Byrnes, Petru Guelfucci, and Yourgi Loeffler. Find out more about his work at www.clintonrydermusic.com

Guitar Gear Maintenance

Taking time to work on guitar gear maintenance will help make your next show or session even better. Amplifiers, effects pedals and cables needs TLC too.

Gifts for the musician: intermediate piano players

With this year's holiday gifts you can help the intermediate-level pianist on your list to have the perfect setup for all their musical activities. I'll make some gift suggestions to help encourage the making of a star!

Gifts for The Musician: The First Piano

Offering a musical instrument as a gift can be one of the most rewarding experiences. A piano is the perfect place to start! I'll take a look at a few options for you to give that special someone their first piano this holiday season!

Review: The ONE Light Digital Piano

The ONE Light is a digital piano that promises to have even the most beginner of students playing their first song in minutes. Through your iPad, iPhone or Android device you can access many interactive lessons and have hours of fun too. I'll take a closer look at what The ONE has to offer.

Choose the right digital piano for the beginner, intermediate or advanced student in your family!

 Piano is one of the great instruments for your family. Anyone can play! First, you’ll need to decide which piano is right for your home. You could choose something more expensive, but you may not need to. There are different models of instruments for different levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced. I’ll try to help you decide which type is right for you and your family.  

Review: Yamaha P-115 digital piano delivers quality and confidence

 Yamaha’s P-115 digital piano has a lot to offer for beginner, internmediate and professional pianist alike. I take a closer look at this instrument, detail it’s features and offer my opinion …

Review: Yamaha Piaggero NP-32B is lightweight and sounds great!

The Yamaha Piaggero NP-32B The Yamaha NP-32B is a digital piano that gives you everything you need, with great sound and a very portable size and weight. I take a closer look at the unit and detail some of its features

Must-have features to look for when buying your first piano or keyboard

 If there is one instrument I’d say is found in nearly every home, it’s the piano. Acoustic pianos, small and large, and digital piano keyboards bring endless hours of fun and pleasure to any home. However, if you’re a first-time piano buyer, you may have many questions about your first piano purchase. I’d like to share with you a few tips how to buy your first piano keyboard.

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