Educator, Composer

Ryan R. Laney holds a B.M.E. from The University of Northern Colorado and a M.M. from Kansas State University. He writes music designed to be interesting for both the casual listener and the true musician, offering compositions with high audience and performance appeal. Ryan’s compositional output is primarily focused on percussion solo and ensemble literature with a growing number of works for wind instruments. Many of his compositions and arrangements can be heard performed around the world in countries including Brazil, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Mexico, Thailand, Italy, Japan, China, South Korea, Belgium, Russia, and across the USA. Ryan is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, The National Association for Music Education, a Percussion Music Online Official Composer, and is currently Director of Bands at Broomfield High School in Broomfield, Colorado.


© 2008-2013 Ryan R. Laney

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Music, Arranging Services, and Educational Resources for Percussionists and Directors


What’s New at R. Laney Percussion?


Marimba Invention #3

Adagio for Oboe & Marimba

Eight Great Cadences for Drum Line

Six Short Marches for Percussion Ensemble

Kumi I & Kumi II


As of April 2012, all music is distributed via PDF files over email. Purchase and print at your convenience!