About Us   

The First Note


Isn't it easier to focus, be creative, and relax in a space that's not only functional, but warm and inviting? We think so...so we designed Parallel Sound to look and feel more like a home than an office. Then, we added a few extras to help make your time here as enjoyable as possible.

Teach In Harmony


Our teachers have a wide gamut of styles from which they can teach and we have a wide range of teachers from different stylistic backgrounds.  We hire a wide range of teachers to provide students an option should they want to study in a particular genre. 

The Future Sounds Good


Students who study musical instruments learn the self-discipline of time management and that alone is a valuable tool in everyday life.  There is not enough that can be said about the lack of art/music in our school programs.  Music and artistic appreciation is the cultural backbone of any modern society and that enrichment is now lacking in our education system.  Shouldn’t children today know who Mozart & the Beatles were?  

 Jay  Ryan 
Founder’s Notes 


Jay Ryan is the founder of Parallel Sound Music Studio.  He has been an active musician in the Boston area for over 20 years playing guitar, bass, drums and piano.   In addition to running Parallel Sound, Jay teaches guitar, bass, piano and drums to people of all ages.  Hi is also a guitarist and lead singer in his band Modern Werewolves.  Jay has 3 wonderful children, Ally, Jack and Sam and is married to Hannah Ryan who teaches violin and viola.  

We’d love to hear from you!

237 Riverview Avenue 
Newton, MA 02466



Monday-Friday 3:00pm-8:00pm*

Saturday 9am-4-pm*

Sunday 9am-4-pm*


Rehearsal Space:
Monday-Friday 5:00pm-11:00pm*

​Saturday-Sunday 12:00pm-5:00pm*


237 Riverview Avenue
Newton, MA 02466



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*Please note that our lessons and rehearsal space are available by appointment only.  While walk-in business is greatly appreciated, we cannot guarantee that someone will be here if there are no lessons schedued or rehearsal space booked at that time.

We enforce a 24 hour cancellation policy for lessons and room rentals.  Any lesson or room can be canceled or rescheduled provided it is not within the 24 hour hour period of its scheduled appointment.  This is to protect the livelihood of our teachers and staff and to allow them to properly schedule their week. 

© 2018 by Parallel Sound Studio.