Ryan Judd is a Billboard Chart Topping recording artist, award-winning musician, and is an internationally known music therapist. He is an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist and is committed to making music that inspires well-being. Ryan’s unique musical style on the nylon string guitar creates a warm and gentle soundscape for the listener. He is influenced by guitarists Michael Hedges and Will Ackerman, and has worked extensively with Tom Eaton to shape and develop his sound.
Ryan’s recordings have been streamed more than 320 million times. Many of his previous singles from 2022 are currently being featured on the Spotify editorial playlists, Peaceful Guitar, Guitar for Sleep, and Calming Acoustic. On Pandora, Ryan’s tracks are on the Meditation, Spa, and Ambient editorial stations. In addition, he has multiple tracks on Amazon Music's Meditation and Spa Stations, and three of his singles are on the Spa Station of SiriusXM. Ryan has also been featured on Hearts of Space, and his last album is currently ranked #7 on Amazon’s “Best Sellers in New Age Relaxation Music.”
As a board-certified music therapist, Ryan has had the honor of working with children with life-threatening illnesses. This has inspired him to donate a percentage of his profits to a non-profit organization called Lucy’s Love Bus that provides free music therapy services to pediatric cancer patients.
One of Ryan’s first experiences of the transformative power of music came when he was a young music therapy student going to see his grandmother for the last time. As he walked down the hall with his mom and brother by his side, everything felt cold, melancholy and sterile. The smell of disinfectant was in the air. Ryan entered his grandmother’s dark room and took out his guitar. The music he played broke through the isolation, sadness and fear. After the last notes faded, and tears welled in her eyes, she whispered, “That was good for my heart.”