Ryan DalyFebruary 16, 2023 2023-03-02 16:07
Music has been a part of my life since I was very young. I grew up singing in choirs and vocal groups that toured around the country and the world. I picked up the guitar early in middle school, and gained a huge love for learning music and developing skills in accompanying myself and other students. In high school, I made the decision to pursue a career in music. At the start of my freshman year, I joined an auditioned vocal group and began leading the worship team for our private school. I saw huge benefit in developing leadership skills in conjunction with music, and by my sophomore year had begun teaching and mentoring younger students.
I graduated high school in 2014, and went on to earn full scholarship for Music Business at Berry College in Rome, GA. I took on a primary worship leader role at a local church, and began working with other worship leaders in the Atlanta area as a guitar player. I also continued to teach and mentor high school and college students in guitar and voice every week.
Additionally, while in school, I earned several awards for Vocal Concerto Competitions and started a Pop band which was featured for many student events.
In 2017, I transferred schools to Liberty University to finish my degree in Worship Studies. Around this time I also took a position as the primary guitar player for Victory World Church in Norcross, GA. I wrote and recorded guitar for multiple original songs released by the church, and got to be a part of camps, conferences, and events with their team around the Atlanta area.
After graduating in 2018, I continued working as a contracted guitar player around the country, and traveled with several artists and worship leaders while continuing to serve at Victory’s main campus.
I started as the Music Director for Victory Church Hamilton Mill in the spring of 2021. I and lead their team of musicians for a year and a half before moving to Nashville, TN in the summer of 2022 to pursue music further.
I moved back to Atlanta in late 2022, and got engaged to my fiancé, Kirsten, in December of 2022! I currently do a lot of studio guitar work, travel with a worship band called Trace Co., teach and mentor students and young adults in guitar and voice, and lead worship around the Atlanta area every week.