Ryan Powers Boyle is the Director of Student Development at Fusion. He graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology. Finding himself drawn to the piano at age 4, Ryan taught himself the basics of the instrument from sheet music discovered in the family piano's rickety brown bench.At 8,he picked up the saxophone, then the guitar at age 12 under the tutelage of local music legends Mark Dye (consultant to Eddie Van Halen) and former Duke Ellington Bassist John Lamb. Quickly adding bass guitar, drums and voice to his skill set, Ryan began spending time in the recording studio at 14. By age 15 he was thoroughly ensconced in the St. Petersburg, Florida music scene, playing professionally at many local venues.
Ryan now has over 25 years of music experience, with over 15 years of that as a professional. He has toured extensively as a solo artist and received international attention for his 2010 It's All So Beautiful, It's All So Strange project,a collaborative multimedia experiment combining Ryan's music with work from dozens of film and animation professionals from seven countries. He also owned and operated a recording studio for several years.
In his free time, Ryan loves hiking and biking in Northern California with his wife and labradoodle, as well as traveling, eating his way around the Bay Area, and writing and recording music.
Ryan also spent time as a columnist for the St. Petersburg Timesnewspaper and is currently contemplating whether he has the patience to write a full-length novel. At the moment he's thinking, yes, he just might.