Ryan Blauvelt

I am a full-time musician while dwelling in the adventurous place that is the Bay Area, California. During the day I have the awesome gig as Manager of the NorCal J.W. Pepper branch, located in Dublin. At night I am a studio percussion teacher at Better World School of Music. I am a player at heart and have regular rehearsals and performances with various groups here and there. I also love the outdoors, live concerts, exploring SF, and baseball.

Frank Ticheli comes to J.W. Pepper

Frank Ticheli appears in Bay Area February 25-26, 2011. Friday the 25th as guest composer and conductor for Chabot College Wind Symphony concert, at 8pm. Saturday, February 26th come see Ticheli in clinic from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at J.W. Pepper in Dublin, CA. Hear his approach to passionate music-making, enjoy a sandwich bar lunch, and get a Ticheli set of parts or score autographed by the composer himself.

Where music teachers gather

Times of crisis have benefits that, although unnoticed at the time, show their value long after things return to “normal.”  As economic suppport of school music programs faces challenges, it is absolutely incredible how music teachers face the future boldy.  I recently attended …