Ryan McLouth is an adjunct professor of guitar and bass at CMU.
He has studied with many world class musicians during his career. In his tenure as a graduate student he honed his chops with the great Douglas Niedt. McLouth has also spent time in master classes and studying with classical guitar greats like Christopher Parkening, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, the Assad brothers, Bill Kanengiser, and others. He has also spent time with jazz greats like Bobby Watson, Paul McKee, Fred Hamilton, Joe Lee, Bram Wijnands, and Rod Fleeman.
McLouth has been playing music professionally for nearly ten years. Some of his performance highlights include playing in front of thousands on praise and worship teams, opening for big names like Wayne Kerr, being selected for and performing with Missouri Music Educator Association's All-Collegiate Jazz Ensemble, sharing the stage with jazz greats like Bobby Watson and Bram Wijnands, and participating actively in the music scene of the Midwest.
McLouth earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree with an emphasis in guitar from Central Methodist University and a Master of Music Performance degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.