Now, even though he’s got a full, busy life with his career, wife, and family, Ryan Stroh still makes sure that music is a part of his life whenever possible.
Ryan Stroh was just eight years old when he first fell in love with music. He was at church, where he was every Sunday, and there was a small group performing music with a woman playing the guitar. Ryan thought that the sounds he heard coming forth from that instrument were so beautiful that he immediately started praying for a guitar and a guitar teacher to come into his life to teach him so that he, too, could make such beautiful music.
The following weekend, Ryan’s neighbors had a garage sale where, lo and behold, they were selling a beginner guitar for just ten dollars. He was so astounded that his prayers had been answered that he wanted to share this testimony with others, and the next service he stood up and spoke about the blessings he’d received.
In high school, Ryan Stroh met another kid named Ryan who also played the guitar, and they started their own little band they called Ryan & Ryan where they played Christian music. They performed at the school talent show and even opened for his aunt’s band at a show in a church in Greensboro, SC for a nonprofit organization called Servant’s Heart. Ryan spent the summer before his senior year of college working with Servant’s Heart, where he met and fell in love with his wife, Nicole. After finishing his senior year of high school, they offered him a position playing music for the church and working with Servant’s Heart for a year, and he took the opportunity. Around this time he started dating Nicole, and as his love for her and for music both grew, they started going to open mic nights where he would play for tips. He got a few well-paying, lucrative gigs around the area, and performing music became a routine part of his life.
Now, even though he’s got a full, busy life with his career, wife, and family, Ryan Stroh still makes sure that music is a part of his life whenever possible. You can find him every Friday at the Arizona Steakhouse playing his guitar and doing what he loves.
Ryan Stroh has always held music as one of the true passions in his life. It affords him space to be creative and give an honest expression of himself in a way that can touch other people’s hearts and their lives. He also sees music as one of the truest ways to minister to people, as well. Music is the only thing in the whole world that people can relate to at their core, no matter what language they speak or where they’re from, and that universality has a kind of magic to it.
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