Ryan is an undergraduate Welsh tenor studying under the tutelage of Peter Wilson at the Royal Northern College of Music. He is a recipient of the Gwilym Gwalchmai Jones award, awarded by the RNCM and also of the Gethin Rhys Memorial prize. Ryan is an RNCM Songster, with whom he receives numerous opportunities to explore song repertoire.
In his first year at the RNCM, he sung in the chorus for Schönberg's Gurrelieder in The Grieghallen, Bergen during their 250th anniversary celebrations, and later revisited the work at The Edinburgh Festival's closing ceremony. He has also performed in the chorus for the RNCM's productions of Cosi fan Tutte, La Vie Parisienne and Theodora.
Ryan performed 1st man in Llangollen Pavillion's Production of Sweeny Todd, Sondheim in which Sir Bryn Terfel and Wynne Evans starred. He has performed as soloist for numerous oratorios, including: Rossini's Petite Messe Sollonelle and Handel's Messiah.