Offering in-person (NYC) and/or Skype lessons on the following topics:

  • Composition (large, medium, or small - sized ensembles)
  • Arranging (large, medium, or small - sized ensembles)
  • Orchestration
  • Band Leading / Conducting
  • Music of Gil Evans
  • Music and compositional practices of Bob Brookmeyer

Recording Consultation

Recording an album can be a daunting task, especially if it is your first experience planning and leading a session. Through my work on many high-profile recordings, I have developed an expert understanding of the details and preparation needed to make a recording session run smoothly and efficiently. From budget, hiring musicians, schedule, studios, studio layout, publicity, manufacturing, etc. - I can help you prepare for and execute a successful recording session.   

for rates and to schedule a lesson/meeting, Please complete the form below

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For Your Consideration (FYC) | 61st GRAMMY Awards

WAYFARING STRANGER - Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

arranged by Ryan Truesdell

featuring: Kate McGarry, Wendy Gilles, and Vuyo Sotashe (vocals); Jay Anderson (bass)

BRODEO - Best Instrumental Composition

composed by Ryan Truesdell

featuring Sara Caswell (violin), Owen Broder (saxophone), Matt Wilson (drums)

HERITAGE - Best Jazz Instrumental Album (listen to the complete album here)

Owen Broder’s The American Roots Project

Produced by Ryan Truesdell


Sara Caswell, violin
Owen Broder, woodwinds
Scott Wendholt, trumpet
Nick Finzer, trombone
Frank Kimbrough, piano
Jay Anderson, bass
Matt Wilson, drums
James Shipp, percussion

Wendy Gilles, voice
Kate McGarry, voice
Vuyo Sotashe, voice