|Barbara Kay Johnson
A native of Colorado, Ryan grew up in Durango. He attended NAU in
Flagstaff, AZ for piano performance, and using his classical
background, he began to explore composition and arranging at a
young age. Since moving to the area in 2005, he has performed around
the Front Range as a pianist, including being a featured soloist with the
Front Range Chamber Players. Ryan served as Director of Music and
Choirs at Foothills Unitarian Church in Fort Collins, CO from 2006-2017.
He performs house concerts frequently and is in high demand as an
arranger, accompanist and guest conductor. He maintains a full private
piano studio, collaborating with students of all ages in areas of
classical, jazz and original composition. Ryan is an avid independent
arranger and composer, and current projects include creations for
SATB choir and collaborating with songwriters for studio sessions. In
his spare time, he loves to be outdoors hiking, skiing and camping.
Passions include family, wolves, nature, red wine, really good coffee
and sleeping until 11:00. Ryan’s true love is daughter Elena Rose,
affectionately called “Lanie”.
Barbara Kay Livingston Johnson, BMEd, Master of Music
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Barb is a
graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of
Nebraska. She has always been involved in music, not only as a
teacher, but also as an actress, musical producer/director, professional
opera singer, and church musician. She is currently the music director
at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins, where she directs
the Unbroken Praise group, Chancel Choir, Westminster Bells, and
plays the organ/piano for Sunday service. Barb is a mother of three
grown children She loves to read, ride her bike, and go to lunch and
movies with friends. She has added a furry baby to her family...Charlie a
lovable orange tabby kitty who is grateful to have a good home.