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Ryan Beach

Principal Trumpet

Ryan Beach is a performer, practice coach, podcaster, and content creator whose mission is to help driven, hard working, and creative musicians that are struggling to see progress in their musical practice by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of their work with the GOLD Method of practice organization.

As an performer, Ryan has served as the principal trumpet with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra since 2014. Before that, he served as principal trumpet with the Indianapolis Symphony for one year. During the summers, Ryan has also been performing as principal trumpet of the Charlottesville Opera Festival.

Ryan’s talent as a musician has led him to earn various awards. Some awards include winning the International Trumpet Guild conference solo and orchestral excerpt competitions in 2011, the second trumpet player in conference history to win both competitions in the same conference. He also won the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition in 2012, the second American to do so in its history.

As a soloist, Ryan performed the Hummel and Leopold Mozart concerti with the Szczecin Philharmonic in Szczecin, Poland, as well as the second Brandenburg concerto with the Malaysian Philharmonic in March of 2017. In America, Ryan has performed as a soloist with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the University of Texas at Arlington wind ensemble, as well as the Lincoln Municipal Band. Ryan released his first solo album, titled “Insights: New Music for Trumpet and Piano”, in early 2021.

As a practice coach, Beach takes on clients and engages in masterclasses to help others better understand skill development, practice organization, and how to have a healthy perspective on a life in music.

In addition to his abilities as a musician, Ryan also hosts a podcast titled “That’s Not Spit, It’s Condensation!” in which he interviews musicians and industry professionals to learn more about them as people and to get new perspectives on what it means to achieve success professionally as well as personally. As a content creator, Ryan curates a YouTube channel as well as other social media platforms to connect with others and share what he has learned in an effort to help others continue growing.