WELCOME

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.

GETTING STARTED

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.