Steve Ryals – born 1954 in Tokyo, Japan (moved to Columbia City in 1978, 2 blocks from Jazz Night School facility)
– Professional performer on sax, clarinet, flute and trumpet 1976-present. (see www.ryalsmusic.com)
– Public school teacher 1984-2016 Senior and Junior High Concert band, Jazz and Steel Pan ensembles, science and PE.
Grades K-5 music specialist, substitute elementary school classroom teacher.
BA Jazz Studies 1976 Western Washington University (Bellingham)
BA Music Education 1983 University of Washington (Seattle)
MA Brass Performance 2002 University of Washington