Private Lessons in:



music theory


Contact Ryan for a trial lesson today in-person* (East Somerville, MA) or online via video-call (anywhere).

Currently an Assistant Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music, Ryan Suleiman offers private lessons in composition, arranging, music theory, and piano for all experience-levels and all ages in person (East Somerville, MA) and via Zoom (anywhere). He completed his Ph.D. in Music Composition/Theory at University of California, Davis, and has many years of experience as a professional composer/arranger. He has collaborated with renowned ensembles throughout the United States on music for orchestra, opera, chamber ensemble, soloists, dancers, and even puppets.


In addition to teaching composition and music theory privately for over 10 years and joining the faculty at Berklee College, he has held positions at Sacramento State School of Music and University of California, Davis. He has also helped students prepare for their theory exams in programs such as AP and Certificate of Merit (Music Teachers Association of California).


Dr. Suleiman's aim as a teacher is to help his students become the best version of their artistic selves and open them up to new possibilities. And of course, to have fun in the process. Any style is welcome, and to that end he loves to help students explore their own interests while introducing them to new ideas. Feel free to get in touch for any questions and/or to schedule a trial lesson.

S T A N D A R D    R A T E S

weekly (recommended) or bi-weekly

  • Half Hour - $40 per lesson**

  • 45 Minutes - $60 per lesson**

  • One Hour - $80 per lesson**

For questions or inquiries about lessons, please feel free to get in touch.

*Ryan is fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19

**travel fee for lessons at the student's home within 5 miles of East Somerville: +$15/lesson