Ryan Merrill


Ryan Merrill is a trumpet player and instructor whose main teachers include Paul Puccinelli, Boyde Hood (University of Southern California, LA Philharmonic), and Mario Guarneri (San Francisco Conservatory of Music, LA Philharmonic). He currently performs with the Pasadena City College Faculty Brass Quintet and has held positions with the 300th Army Band and the Southern California Philharmonic (Principal Trumpet), and has played extensively with a wide range of ensembles in Southern California (including Disneyland), the Bay Area, and the Owens Valley. He coaches and writes for the brass section at Huntington Beach High School’s Academy for the Performing Arts and maintains a successful private studio. His teaching style is combination of James Stamp’s physical methods and the psychological aspects of the Bill Adam school of brass playing.