Ryan Gardiner

2023 Winner

“I am so excited and honoured to be this year’s JL Music Studio Mentee Award Winner! I look forward to working with and learning from Matt Carr. Taking a song idea from early conception to a finished recording is rewarding. I love putting a piece of my soul into the world through music and always hope to write songs that resonate with others.”

Ryan Gardiner is a primary school teacher and lover of all kinds of music. He has begun releasing original music under the artist name The Blackline Masters with the help of Dylan Ward at Shiftwork Studio.  His newest release, Seasons, features his daughter Gracie and partner Charlene singing harmonies. Studio musicians, Josh Correia and Stephan Westner played bass and drums.