guitarist • composer • educator
known in denver as an adventurous performer, ryan fiegl’s output includes solo classical guitar, chamber music, rock, jazz, blues, country, and experimental music. his music has been described as everything from post minimalistic to atmospheric and ambient to shoegazy sludge rock fusion.
ryan has been an active educator in colorado for over a decade, directing students through assimilation of styles and techniques in conjunction with performance practice and historical relevance. in the classroom and studio, he is driven to create an environment that is built on inclusivity and accessibility to music for all and cultivates classroom culture that openly is aware of the racism, appropriation, and sexism within music and its history.
he is a regular contributor with the playground ensemble as an educator and a performer, is a frequent collaborator with the bret sexton quartet, chad johnson’s anonymonkey, and is a former member of lost walks. ryan also plays lead guitar in reptiles and samurai – denver’s own oingo boingo tribute band and his past also includes work with brilliant composer and singer/songwriter jessica mays.
ryan is currently an affiliate professor at regis university.