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Clinton Ryder

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

The Best Piano for You: Acoustic vs. Digital

Choose the best piano for you. Here are some pros and cons about acoustic and digital pianos to help get you started making this important decision.

Digital Pianos – What to Look For

Shopping for digital pianos can get confusing quickly when you start looking at the details. Use this guide to help you get started!

Digital Piano Maintenance

Digital piano maintenance consists of damage prevention and general maintenance. Here are some ideas to consider when caring for your digital piano.

Bass Guitar Maintenance

Bass guitar maintenance is essential to make sure you're doing a great job holding down the bottom end. From cleaning strings to changing batteries, there are a good many things to consider. Here are some bass guitar maintenance tips you'll want to consider to help keep your instrument in top shape.

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 …