Musician Of The Week

Ryan Levin

Year: Third

Major: Geology

Hometown: White Plains, N.Y.

What is your instrument of choice and why?

The guitar for the past 10 or so years. I feel that I can get the most expression through this instrument and it allows me a nice relief from any stress I may be feeling.

What are you involved with musically?

In high school, I was in the Songwriters Club. I’ve also done some open mics in White Plains. 

Who are your biggest influences?

Slash (the old guitarist from Guns N’ Roses), Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix.

Who have you been listening to lately?

I’ve been listening to a lot of Jack Johnson. His music is so relaxing and helps me stay calm when I’m feeling stressed out about school or work or whatever.

What’s your plan for the future?

Definitely being able to have a career that can support my hobbies of playing and performing music. 

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

Listen to a wide variety of styles and try to implement them into your own styles. And most importantly, practice! Whether it’s 20 minutes a day, a constant schedule will yield awesome results.