Las Vegas-born Ryan Ahern began his musical studies at the age of 8 playing drums and orchestral percussion instruments. At 12 he started intense study of piano and it quickly dominated his focus. At 14 he got his first professional gig performing weekly at a local country club. Tenor and soprano saxophone‘s were added to his studies in high school and in college he returned to focus solely on piano, live performance, and arranging.
Today, Ryan has won the hearts of millions of fans performing his unique piano concerts around the world. His performance schedule has taken him to over 100 countries and his hit headliner show, PIANO! Las Vegas, began running at the Planet Hollywood Hotel in 2011. Ryan is the two-time 1st Place champion of the International Liberace Piano Competition, recipient of the Liberace Crystal Piano Award, and the recipient of the Adult-Contemporary Artist-of-the-Year award by the South Bay Music Awards. Billboard Magazine named him “one of the top 10 instrumentalists in the country” and Keyboard Magazine called him a “piano super-talent”.
Ryan’s touring show has headlined onboard 10 major cruise lines and in private theaters and planned communities across the nation. Composing and recording also fill his schedule while not traveling. From Broadway to his award winning Boogie Woogie there is something for everyone in this incredible musical experience.