Bob Ryman was born in Houston, Texas into a musical family. He began violin lessons at the age of eight, studying with Joseph Gallo, the concertmaster of the Houston Symphony. While in high school, his family moved to Hollywood, Florida. At the age of fifteen, Bob was performing with the Hollywood Philharmonic.
Bob graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Radio, Television and Film. While in Austin Bob expanded his technique on the violin, learning folk and country fiddling, jazz, and Broadway show tunes. He also began composing original music for the fiddle. Bob Ryman has been a headline violinist/entertainer, performing on all the major cruise lines, as well as in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
He has been teaching violin and viola for over 10 years in the Conejo Valley. He performs with the Moorpark Symphony Orchestra and the Topanga Symphony and is a member of the American String Teachers Association. With his vast experience and variety of musical styles he is uniquely able to bring out the best in all of his students.
Bob Ryman plays favorites from Bluegrass to Broadway, from Country to Classics. He takes his audience on a musical journey with such showstoppers as THE ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL, THE HOT CANARY, The Devil Went Down To Georgia, THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE. His repertoire includes music from RIVERDANCE, THE Hungarian Gypsy CZARDAS. and selections from THE FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Trump Castle……Atlantic City, NJ.
With Ronnie Milsap……Chicago, Ill.
With George Jones and Tammy Wynette……Chicago, Ill.
Leisure World……Laguna Niguel, Ca.
Red Rose Inn and Suites……Plant City, Fl.
Century Village……West Palm Beach , Fl.
Century Village……Boca Raton, Fl.
Temple B’Nai Zion……El Paso, Tx.
Chabad Telethon…….Los Angeles, Ca.
Bethlehem MusicFest…….Bethlehem, Pa.
World Cruise, Holland America Line
Crystal Cruise Line
Princess Cruise Line
Cunard Cruise Line
Celebrity Cruise Line