Lesson Feesfrom $45.00 / 30 Minutes
Eddy Ruyter is a keyboardist, guitarist, and composer based out of Toronto, Canada. Holding both a BMus and an MA, his musicality and dedication to his craft have taken him around the world to perform at legendary events and venues including The Grammy’s, Saturday Night Live, Wembley Stadium, Rock in Rio, Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday, and many more. Ruyter has performed alongside international artists including Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Khalid, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Zac Brown Band, Francesco Yates, Spoons, The Strumbellas, Demi Lovato, and the Jonas Brothers.
While off the road, Ruyter is constantly cultivating his creativity by engineering or laying down tracks in the studio. Most notably, you can hear him behind several of Shawn Mendes’ acoustic and live releases, as well as on records by Kim Davis and Delaney Jane.
Whether in a studio, or in front of 100,000 fans, Ruyter brings a dynamic and engaging performance that is sure to be noticed and appreciated.
**Please note I am currently only accepting adult students with prior experience.
I work in a very "open" teaching style. I cater all lessons to individual student needs and goals, and give flexibility to book future lessons when the student is prepared to move forward – rather than following a regimented schedule. My main focuses are on composition and contemporary music performance; this can include anything from theory to improvisation, and from songwriting to keyboard patch design. I aim to inspire the student by opening their ears and minds to different sonic possibilities, while laying musical foundations that inspire new ideas and spark creativity.
Almost all of my curriculum is self created. Assignments are either given aurally, or are personally written out and sent as a .pdf via email. There are also a few books that I may reference select pages or exercises from (see below).
Please feel free to reach out, I would love to be a part of your musical journey.
Berklee College – Specialist Certificate (GPA 4.0), York University – M.A. (Honours), Humber College – B.Mus. (Honours), AFM, SOCAN
Self created content, with some references to: "The Jazz Piano Book" by Mark Levine, various scale and sight reading books, and various fake books.