In June of 2016 Ryan’s Tangerine creation came to life at the Sekrit Theater with the Mayor declaring it Tangerine day in the city of Austin. For years Tangerine had every door closed. Many said that the idea was not achievable. It was said that Tangerine was too personal.
Every year Ryan spends time teaching at elementary schools in Austin. 5-10 years of age, these students are learning more than just notes. 3 hour classes allow the kids to find their place with keyboard, guitar and more. Learning how to create songs by what they feel and hear inside.
Keeping Music Alive in Austin Schools!
Beyond the Grade’s mission is to provide music education and life skills to at risk students in Austin area schools. BtG aspires to give kids opportunities to learn from music industry professionals, while letting the students interests guide the curriculum.
We are currently providing music education for underprivileged kids as an after-school program in area school districts. The immediate goal is to improve the quality of the education and classroom experience, as well as expand into other schools and locations.
Beyond the Grade’s teachers are local musicians! We support the Live music capital of the world. Classes taught by working musicians give students the opportunity to getting to learn how to be a music professional.