How I can Help:
To help guitar-playing singer/songwriters to find their unique voice and audience by integrating their passion into music and finding stages for them in front of engaged audiences.
I can teach you how to:
Write engaging lyrics
Find singable melodies
Identify the strength of your songs
Reinvent your sound
--without alternative tunings
Have more fun with the guitar
Find a devoted fan base
Contact Ry Edwards
Request a Performance
Request a Course
Request a Song
Guitar and Vocal Performance - $750
Up to 3 hours of original Music
($100/hour for each additional hour)
Turn your poem into a song! - $185
Have a favorite poem you've written for
someone special? Ry can help bring out
the theme to develop a chorus and adapt
it into a musical structure.
Create a Theme Song - $500
Create something personal and unique to
share with someone special, express your
feelings, or enhance a special event.
Have a song written around the theme of
your event, book, blog, movie, professional
Song Writing 101 -
Getting Past the Blank Page
Need some inspiration? This course will get you amped up to find your personal identity as a songwriter and give you the tools you need to get writing.
Song Writing 201 -
The interplay between the music and the lyrics is supremely important in establishing mood. If you want to connect with your audience, you've got to prepare them for the song they're going to hear. In this course you'll learn how different music affects your body and mind.
Song Writing 301 -
Sonics, Rhyming, and word choice
How do you know whether you are listening to the song of an experienced songwriter versus a novice? When you learn these tips, you'll give your songs the sound of a professional writer.
Song Writing 401 -
Working through Writer's Block
We've all been there. You pick up the guitar and nothing comes mind. It all sounds the same. Or the music is there, but there just aren't words. This course will give you practical steps you can take to free yourself from writers block--guaranteed!
"Professional and Accomodating"
He was asked to play only 2 weeks before the event. He not only chose music, he wrote a beautiful song that themed our service and was able to learn the finger-picking for another woman's song so she could sing.
Susan Mayerle | President | Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) MN Chapter
“His lyrics and musical insight... literally brought tears to my love’s eyes."
If you need to express yourself in song or need to put a few thoughts into words, give those thoughts and words to Ry and watch them unfold into a perfect musical expression of your own journey.
Michael Wilde | Man in Love
“...his generous spirit is evident in relationships with fellow musicians."
His two decades song-writing shine through in his able craftsmanship and performance and his generous spirit is evident in relationships with fellow musicians.
Dr. Nathan Kalmoe | Singer Songwriter (and professor of Political Science)