Ryan Elliot Drew is a musician, educator, and freelance creative currently based out of PEI, Canada. Ryan’s work as a performer and recording artist blends his formal training in concert percussion with a passion for contemporary and popular styles of music. In addition to regularly performing with professional ensembles such as the PEI Symphony Orchestra, Ryan has appeared in venues and on stages across North America—including Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado, and the Capitol Records Building in Los Angeles, California.
As an educator, Ryan is a Teaching Artist with the National Arts Centre (NAC) Music Alive Program, the Educational Outreach Coordinator for the PEI Symphony Orchestra, and he has developed extensive music and culture curriculum for the Montessori School of Charlottetown and his own private studio. Ryan holds his Bachelor of Music from UPEI, and is currently completing graduate research for his Master in Global Affairs with the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) located in Madrid, Spain.