Originally from Northern Virginia, Ryan Loweth began playing guitar at age 11, initially playing in a middle school classical guitar ensemble, and learning electric guitar and popular music outside. Through high school, he continued to pursue musical interests by studying music theory and joining the jazz band, as well as playing in bands outside of school. Ryan earned a B.M. in classical guitar at Arizona State University, in the Herberger College of Fine Arts, studying under Frank Koonce. Recently, he has graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, completing an M.M., studying guitar with Marc Teicholz. Ryan has also participated in master classes with artists such as Eduardo Fernandez, Flavio Cucci, Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli, and Shin-Ichi Fukuda. Currently, he continues to be based in San Francisco for both performing and teaching.