Mr. Eric D. Ryan-Johnson

Violin, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Teacher, Parent

Eric Ryan-Johnson

SAA Member


Tulsa, OK
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Eric Ryan-Johnson teaches the Suzuki Violin Method and Irish Fiddle out of his home studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has taught both classical violin and traditional Irish fiddling at workshops, schools and festivals—including the Ozark Suzuki Institute, the Ottawa Suzuki Institute, as well as the O’Flaherty Irish Music Retreats and Youth Workshops.

As a child, Eric began Suzuki violin in 1969 at age 4. He was fortunate to meet Dr. and Mrs. Suzuki, and participate in group lessons with Dr. Suzuki. Eric earned his Bachelor of Music-Composition degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has studied pedagogy with many distinguished Suzuki teachers, including Craig Timmerman, Kay Slone and Alice Joy Lewis. He is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), and has registered teacher training with SAA through book five.

Eric also performs Irish traditional music and has two solo recordings available on iTunes: “The Wonderful Day,”—a collection of traditional Irish and original fiddle music, and “From Within”—a CD of mostly original music.