He has been immersed in music for over 20 years with training in music theory and piano. Since 1990 he has been organist and choir director of various churches and groups across Barbados, and has been in consultation with several individuals and organisations on vocal technique, expression and performance.
Ryan has been involved in musical clinics in Barbados and North America and has led musical productions across the Caribbean. An institution to which he is affiliated is The Cavite Chorale of the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill.
For more than a decade he has been arranging and composing for various productions, such as the Crop-Over Folk Concert ('05& '07), The Prime Minister's Commissioned Piece for the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (05 & 06). In 2006, there was Carifesta IX, the Barbados presentation to Trinidad and several other workshops & productions so far for the year 2006 into 2007, which he has participated including the capacity as Musical Director. In addition Ryan, was on the panel of judges for the (Crop-Over) Calypso National Competitions since 2007, and has worked as Musical Director in musical production Sobie which played Nov/Dec 2007...
Since then, Ryan has continued to explore the truism that music is an universal language. This lend to his creation of the 100 Voice Project Music Festival, where singers, instrumentalists, arrangers and conductors meet in Barbados every August to do charity performances. The musicians - have never met and will only perform together on arrival in Barbados. This festival created in 2010 has seen a phenomenal growth in its success. Ryan continues to be asked to sit on various national panels on music and music development, and in 2011 he became Director of Music of the Cavite Chorale of the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill.
Furthermore, his expertise has been sought as recently as in August 2013 for various plays, including the 150 year celebration of the Landship Movement, as well as Musical Director in 2015 & 2016 for the Day of National Significance Musical Celebrations in Barbados.
In 2017, his musical contributions continue as he tutors Music, and has been asked to coach an emerging National Performing Arts Ensemble of Barbados.