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Ryan Carraher

Ryan Carraher is a guitarist, composer and educator with a unique improvisational and compositional approach. He has a degree in guitar performance from the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston. Ryan started his musical journey at the age of eleven, and two years later began playing live. He has played with many notable artists including: Allan Holdsworth, Jimmy Heath, Leslie West, Grand Funk Railroad, Pete Best, Joe Lynn Turner, Adrian Belew, Sly and the Family Stone, Ours, George Thorogood, Paul Rodgers, The Fab Faux, John Wetton, and Napoleon Murphy Brock. He has been a featured soloist in many renowned venues such as: B.B Kings Blues Club (NYC), The Morristown Community Theater (to a sold out crowd of 1,200 people), the Highline Ballroom and the Bergen PAC. In his spare time, Ryan creates experimental electronic music under the name “Flutes in a Vaccum”. He released his debut jazz/fusion record “Vocturnal” in March of 2016.


Berklee Guitar Department Achievement Award (March 2016)


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”Ryan is a modern guitar virtuoso. Having been a former student of mine, I noticed even at his first lesson that he has “the gift” and he would be a great player if not one of “the greats”. Having an outstanding work ethic, a humble attitude, combined with his musical and physical abilities the sky is the limit for him.” -Derryl Gabel
Primary Instrument

Guitar, electric



Willing to teach

Advanced only


-I have been teaching privately for 7 years -Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a B.S degree in guitar performance -Studied with: David Tronzo, Tim Miller, Derryl Gabel, Joe Rogers, Jon Damian and Terry Syrek -Extremely fluent in music theory, both jazz and classical -Jazz/classical composer -I have opened for/played with: Allan Holdsworth, Leslie West, Pete Best, Joe Lynn Turner, Grand Funk Railroad and many more! My goal as a teacher is to present material in an extremely clear, methodical yet passionate and fun way. I want to work with my students to help them not only progress immensely on their instrument, but develop their own unique voice and philosophy when it comes to music. Email me at: [email protected] to set up lessons/discuss rates.

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Obscure Sorrows

Self Produced



Self Produced



From: Obscure Sorrows
By Ryan Carraher

9 Thermidor

From: Vocturnal
By Ryan Carraher


From: Vocturnal
By Ryan Carraher


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