If you are interested in music lessons for yourself or your child, you have come to the right place! My name is Ryan Neaveill (last name rhymes with “level”), and I have been performing, composing and teaching music to kids and adults of all ages for over thirty years. I am located on the west side of Champaign, Illinois.
If you are a prospective student, first, read through the information on this website. I have tried to be very thorough and provide as much relevant information as possible about myself and my studio. Then, go to the CONTACT page and send me a message. I will reply as soon as I am able and we will set something up!
MY BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
After receiving my bachelors degree in music composition and theory in 1989 from Illinois Wesleyan University where I majored in piano and minored in voice, I taught for five years at the Morton Academy of Music in Morton, Illinois.
In 1994, I moved to Champaign and began composing and teaching in this community. I have performed with countless groups from orchestras to jazz ensembles to rock bands to acapella singing groups. I have adjudicated state music contests for Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA), conducted and directed numerous church music programs and have done masters level work at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, in the area of music ministry.
I am also a published and award-winning composer, having been a recipient of the ASCAPlus Award for many years from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, as well as various other honors and awards.