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About Mr. Payne

            Ryan Payne has been working hard in the world of music education since 2008.  


            He graduated with honors from Belmont University in 2008, and has since earned certifications in Orff, Kodaly, and Music Learning Theory.  Ryan became a Little Kids Rock teacher in 2012, co-presenting at the annual Little Kids Rock Modern Band Summit in Ft. Collins, Colorado in 2018 and 2019.   He was also chosen in 2018 as a Metro Nashville Public Schools Teacher of the Year.   


            Ryan has been married to his high school sweetheart since 2008, and in his free time, he loves to practice guitar and drums and backpack through the wilderness.