Being the son of Reg and Pam Nusbaum, Ryan has grown up in the Make N Music family. When Make N Music was first located on Patrick Street, Ryan was in a TV commercial for the store and we guess you can say that was his first contribution to the business. Coming into Make N Music, whether it was taking drum lessons at the age of 9, or just when Pam and Reg had no where to take him, he was always interested in music and playing things LOUD. I guess you can say he never had a choice. Most importantly, he had the opportunity to see firsthand how Make N Music operated and the care and passion all the employees had for music and especially the customers.
Ryan graduated from Widener University, graduating with a degree in business management. Shortly after, he moved to San Diego where he had a couple of different jobs and also received an MBA while doing so. Ryan soon realized that what he really wanted to do was to use his education and experiences to help manage and operate a business. After long and sometimes difficult discussions with his folks and mostly his fiancé, Erin, who was from San Deigo, (can you imagine moving from San Diego to Maryland in the middle of winter?) Ryan decided to give Make N Music a shot. It’s an easy fit for Ryan bringing two passions together, music and business.
“My goal is to keep the exact same values, service, and reputation Make N Music has built over the years. I’ve seen it my entire life, this place is a second home to many and a place where people come to relieve stress and just BS a little about music. I don’t want to change a DAMN thing, I just want to add to the experience and build on the foundation Make N Music has built for the last 38 years.”