Ryan Almario began taking classical piano lessons when he was six. By the time he reached his early teens, Ryan began playing pop and rock in high school in various bands. He shortly landed his first professional gig with the Blue Repertory Philippines in 1993. While continuing his classical training at the University Of The Philippines Conservatory Of Music, he began learning the theories and skills playing jazz.
He continued his jazz studies at Berklee College Of Music under the instruction of Marc Rossi. He later on focused on Latin music and became the piano player for the accomplished Berklee Salsa Ensemble headed by Bernardo Hernandez.
Ryan Almario now performs with a variety of groups in and around the Metro Atlanta area. He is currently the keyboard player and vocalist for Atlanta’s premier rock cover band Last Five Standing, the keyboardist for the party band US Beat, the pianist for the big band swing ensemble Capitol City Xpress, and is the pianist and band leader at Unity North Atlanta Church.
Ryan is an Atlanta keyboardist available for local session work or online custom keyboard tracks. Mr. Almario also excels as a sound designer with synthesizers. Some of the equipment that Ryan currently use include the Roland Fantom, Yamaha MOX Series, East West / Quantum Leap Pianos, and the Native Instruments Komplete Bundle which includes the Akoustik Piano, Elektrik Piano, and the B4 Hammond emulators.