“Wherever you move, whether it’s New York or LA, don’t lose sight of why you went there. It’s easy to do, especially if you get a good job and start doing alright, sometimes you lose focus. Don’t forget why you’re there.

Ryan McDaniel admits he hated piano lessons as a young boy. It wasn’t until high school when he started playing alone in the school’s music room – and drawing a crowd – that he began to love music.

“By day I go to work and do what I have to do, and by night, my focus is music; whether I’m performing or writing. You have to find time to do what you’re passionate about.”

Ryan McDaniel
University Recruiter, Snapchat
Recording Artist
Class of 2007