DHI Graduate Ryan Ploch Makes Music and Gives Back To Music's Future

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Graduate Ryan Ploch partners with the non-profit group, Bravo Waukegan, and receives over 100 instrument donations for aspiring musicians and donates a $500 scholarship for future audio engineers.

“Dark Horse Institute takes great pride in the accomplishments of its students and stories like Ryan’s are an inspiration for us because it is exactly the reason why we started the school in the first place,” says Dark Horse President Robin Crow.

Dark Horse Institute received a $500 scholarship from graduate Ryan Ploch, after partnering with the non-profit group, Bravo Waukegan for a fundraising event. After graduation in 2016, Ryan wanted other aspiring musicians to achieve their dreams by creating charitable work that would allow others to learn about the beauty of music and sending students to band camp for the first time. He hopes to continue this work into 2020 and beyond.

“Dark Horse Institute takes great pride in the accomplishments of its students, and stories like Ryan’s are an inspiration for us because it is exactly the reason why we started the school in the first place,” says Dark Horse President Robin Crow. “To give students a hands-on experience that would open up opportunities for them to pursue their passions in the real world. Ryan’s fundraising now allows future students the ability to jumpstart their careers at schools like Dark Horse Institute.”

Upon graduation from high school, Ryan decided not to attend college after researching how most students aren’t able to touch the studio board until around their 3rd or 4th year. It was then he decided that he wanted to invest in himself rather than a four-year degree. He wanted to get hands-on time, which is what lead him to research about various schools around the country. Dark Horse Institute was one of the schools he found during his search, and a quick look at our instructors lead him to make his choice.

His main reason for attending DHI was to master audio engineering to be a key player in the studio he co-founded. During his time at DHI, he was taught by Steven Lamm, and while looking back at his time under Steven, he had a couple of words of advice for future students. First, “you get what you put in,” and second, “ask a ton of questions.” After completing his time here at DHI, Ryan had “nothing by good things to say.”

Ryan Ploch grew up in Vernon Hills, IL. He is the co-founder of Studio Kai in Chicago, which just recently signed a management deal with a Fox Entertainment Affiliate where they get their songs placed with artists and other media companies. While he was young, he did philanthropic work building houses in the Appalachians. This led him to create charity work at Bravo Waukegan where he collects instruments and financial donations at local music events. Ryan hopes to extend his philanthropic work into 2020 and expand his studio venture into more commercial studio work.

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