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Ryan Madora

Nashville, TN
Bass Player, Writer, Educator
Known for
Robben Ford, Bobby Bones, Bass Player Magazine
About me

Ryan Madora is a Nashville-based producer, writer, educator, and bass player. Currently on the road with guitar virtuoso Robben Ford, she is also the musical director for country icon Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots. Since moving to Nashville in 2012, she has backed up artists including Brooks ...

15
Years of experience
$60
Starting price
$2/min
Base cost
Areas of expertise
  • Composition
  • Instrumental
  • Music Business and Law
  • Songwriting
Tags
Bass Lessons Chart Reading Electric Bass Musical Director Music Lessons Music School Music Writing Nashville Professionalism Repertoire Session Musician Session Work
About me

Ryan Madora is a Nashville-based producer, writer, educator, and bass player. Currently on the road with guitar virtuoso Robben Ford, she is also the musical director for country icon Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots. Since moving to Nashville in 2012, she has backed up artists including Brooks ...

Open-ended Conversation
Microphone Video
$60+
Don’t know where to start or have multiple questions or topics you’ll like to discuss? Don’t worry about it, our expert has Open Ended Conversations so you can take as much time and go as in depth as you need so you can become your very best.
Session length: 30 minutes or more
How To Be A Working Bass Player
Microphone Video
$110+
Discuss networking, repertoire, professionalism, gear, and the tools of the trade for being a working bass player.
Session length: 55 minutes
Learning How To Practice
Microphone Video
$110+
Discuss tips, accountability, metronome strategies, improvising, and ways to manage your time so that you can get the most out of your practice session.
Session length: 55 minutes
Nashville Number System
Video
$130+
We'll discuss how the Nashville Number System works, why it's useful for learning and communicating musical ideas, and why it's widely used in session work.
Session length: 55 minutes
Should I Go To Music School?
Microphone Video
$90+
Discuss the positives and negatives of going to college for music. Topics include: the variety of programs available, what you get with a playing degree vs. a business degree, and what you can expect after graduating.
Session length: 45 minutes
Bass Gear
Microphone Video
$60+
Discuss professional gear and how the right equipment impacts your ability to play at home, in the studio, or on a gig. Topics: basses, amps, pedals, studio gear, in-ear monitors, etc.
Session length: 30 minutes
Surviving A Jam Session
Microphone Video
$110+
Pro tips for surviving a jam session! Learn the do's and don'ts of sitting in with people, networking, and playing mystery songs with strangers.
Session length: 55 minutes
Playing Feedback
Microphone Video
$80+
I'll listen to an example that you send me beforehand and will come up with a meaningful assessment of your playing. My goal is to provide you with appropriate and thoughtful feedback so that you can continue working and creating great music.
Session length: 30 minutes
What Does It Mean To Be A "Musical Director?"
Microphone Video
$110+
While some "MDs" know how to diagnose an illness or write a prescription, the term "MD" in the musical world means that you're responsible for a lot more than just showing up to play the gig. We'll discuss what these responsibilities involve, why you should get paid more for taking on this role, and how to communicate with the people you're working with.
Session length: 55 minutes