Ryan studied piano at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Nadia Boulanger alumnus, Norman Beedie. Alongside his classical studies, Ryan studied traditional music with Mary McCarthy and Hamish Napier, and jazz piano with Euan Stevenson. He has performed internationally with such celebrated artists as Pixie Lott, Susan Boyle, Christina Bianco, Jai McDowall, Mica Paris, Barbara Dickson and Eddi Reader, and now works in London’s West End and further afield as a freelance keyboard player and accompanist.
Recent keyboard credits include: Les Misérables (International Tour), Guys and Dolls (Savoy and Pheonix Theatres/UK Tour), Starlight Express (The Other Palace), West Side Story (International Tour), Mary Poppins (International Tour), Matilda (UK Tour), Shrek The Musical (UK Tour), Wonderland (UK Tour).