Ryan Hoagland is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. At UNI, he studied percussion with Randy Hogancamp, and Drum Set with Tom Giampeitro.

Ryan is currently the drummer for Broadway and NBC star Megan Hilty, and was previously the drummer for the national broadway tour of "Jekyll and Hyde". Ryan has extensive performance experience performing with various jazz and orchestral ensembles, theme park entertainment, musicals, live rock and funk bands, and has been lucky enough to even tour internationally with some of the groups.

Ryan's playing experience covers a VAST array of playing styles including latin percussion (hand drumming), rudimental drumming
(drum line), hard rock, jazz, funk, and many other styles on drum set, and orchestral percussion, including mallet instruments.

As an educator, Ryan teaches private lessons and also teaches group percussion lessons at Johnson Elementary School of the Arts, and percussion ensembles and workshops at schools around the area. During the summer and fall, you will most likely also see Ryan out teaching and composing music for high school drum lines, which this year includes Prairie High School, Jefferson High School, and Washington High School.

Ryan is currently endorsed by Sabian Cymbals and Vater Percussion Drumsticks!

For any past experience, you can check out the "resume" link on the web site. For private lesson information, please visit the "private lessons" tab. Please feel free to contact him with any other questions, he's available for recording sessions, as well as subbing with bands, and working with new projects.