- Manhattan School of Music, B.M., Classical Guitar.
- Brooklyn College, Advanced Certificate, Music Education
- Several years of experience teaching students of all ages (very young children to adults) and levels (beginner to advanced), in both group and private settings.
Rianne M. is a guitarist and educator based in New York City.
Rianne began playing the guitar as a teenager. After studying classical guitar for only one year, she was awarded a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with guitarist-composers David Leisner and Mark Delpriora and performed in master classes with Martha Masters and Benjamin Verdery. She received her B.M. in Music Performance in 2013.
During her performance studies, Rianne began work as a private guitar instructor and developed a strong passion for teaching. She has taught music and the guitar to students in grades K-12 in public schools in Brooklyn, as well as group guitar classes for both children and adults at community organisations. In 2015, she earned an Advanced Certificate in Music Education from Brooklyn College. Her private students range in age from two years old to older adults, in level from beginner to advanced, and in genre from classical to popular music styles.
In addition to teaching, playing chamber music, and doing solo restaurant and wedding gigs, Rianne also enjoys blogging about guitar pedagogy, music theory, and how music helps shape the mind and the soul.