Ryan Trew is a composer, percussionist, and music theory pedagogue having completed an undergraduate degree in music from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Masters of Music at the University of Toronto, and a Doctorate of Music at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Throughout his academic career, Ryan has studied with important Canadian composers including: Christos Hatzis, Glenn Buhr, Peter Hatch, Ka Nin Chan, Linda Smith, and Stephen Chatman. Ryan’s music has been commissioned and performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, the UBC Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and the Wilfrid Laurier (Alumni) Flute Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Amy Hamilton.
Ryan has extensive experience teaching Theory, Harmony, and Music History courses both privately and in-group lessons. He’s taught theory at the Semiahmoo Academy of Music, British Columbia Conservatory of Music, and the Music Centre in Barrie, Ontario. His students usually receive very high marks on their theory exams.