Ryan Roubison

Individual lessons for 10 week term

25 Min. Lessons: Members $20 per lesson, Non-Members $22 per lesson.
50 Min. Lessons: Members $40 per lesson, Non-Members $44 per lesson.


Originally a long necked Greek instrument similar to the guitar, the bouzoukee was adapted into Irish music in the folk revival of the 1960’s as an accompaniment instrument. Irish musicians experimented with various open tunings and as well as tunings similar to the mandolin and fiddle.

Lessons are offered at beginner and intermediate levels.

The beginner’s course covers the basics of playing techniques, and more advanced players will explore more complex techniques. Throughout the course, various homework assignments are geared towards developing the student’s comfort with performing in a group setting along with other instruments. As the term progresses the student may have the opportunity to perform with live musicians playing instruments such as the flute, tin whistle, guitar and/or vocalists with other Academy students and teachers.

Private Bouzouki Lessons are available by appointment Wednesday afternoons/evening with Instructor Ryan Roubison.

Class Day/Time:

Please check out the Academy’s Term schedule for more details.

About the Instructor:

Ryan Roubison took an interest in music from an early age. As a multi-instrumentalist, he specializes in penny whistle, mandolin, bouzouki, and guitar. His interest in Celtic music sparked in his early childhood, when he was exposed to multiple albums by the critically acclaimed Dubliners and The Chieftains. Ryan has over ten years’ experience with playing the penny whistle and has performed live on the instrument on many occasions. The Arizona Celtic Women have recruited him as their session whistle player for live performances, and he has served as a recording artist for various folk bands around the valley. Ryan Roubison is currently pursuing a degree in classical guitar performance at Arizona State University.