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Ryan Head

Classical Guitarist, Professional Guitar tutor, theory instructor

Ryan Head is a dynamic and passionate artist. As a performer he is often lauded for his personal and sensitive interpretations. From Nebraska to Hong Kong he has been highly regarded for his high degree of musicality .

As a student, Ryan studied at the Aspen Music Festival and School with Grammy-award winning guitarist Sharon Isbin, and has completed graduate coursework at University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music where he studied with the renowned guitarists Douglas Niedt and Dr. Braulio Bosi. He has been blessed with a life long association with the guitar. In addition to his passion for solo repertoire, he has collaborated with bands, singers and chamber ensembles. Ryan also has a love for traditional, folk and Americana music. Especially fingerstyle jazz, ragtime and piedmont blues.

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Po Sim (Fanny) Head

Pianist, M.M. Piano Performance and Musicology

Born in Hong Kong, Fanny completed her undergraduate degree of Music Composition and Production in Hong Kong Baptist University, studying under Dr. Christopher Coleman. Later she received her master degrees in Piano Performance and Musicology from the University of Missouri- Kansas City (UMKC) where she studied piano with Dr. Jane Solose and professor Henry Kramer. Fanny is currently pursuing the doctorate degree of Piano performance and pedagogy in the University of Kansas under the instruction of Dr. Scott McBride Smith.

In addition to regular performances in Kansas City, Fanny has performed throughout Southeast Asia and Europe. She also actively participates in music events and masterclasses. She played in masterclasses by Sean Chen and Jerry Wang in UMKC. In 2017, she was accepted to participate the summer workshop organized by the Juilliard School of Dance and Music where she performed with the cellist Julian Schwarz. She also attended the SIPO piano festival the same year and played in the masterclasses by Paul Skoda, Boris Berman, Luiz Carlos and so on.

As a musicologist, she has presented her papers at the conferences of the College Music Society(2019), Britain and the World(2019), and the Midwest Music Research Collective (2018).

As a music teacher, Fanny has a growing studio in Kansas City. She has over 15 years of teaching experience, with students ranging in age from 3 to 65. She holds student recitals at least twice a year.

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