Ronan studied the viola at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Catherine Marwood, completing a BMus and PGDip Mus in performance. As well as being a prize winning soloist he also enjoyed representing the RCS at various chamber music events including: Quartetfest at the RNCM, The St Magnus Festival, Orkney, The Trondheim Kammermusik Festival, Norway and the Banff Chamber Music Course, Canada.
Ronan has enjoyed delivering a range of educational music programmes across Scotland and working for the Music Services of local authorities. As Senior Teacher of the North Ayrshire String Project, Ronan was involved in the development of string playing within the local authority, in partnership with the Junior Department of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Instrumental Teaching colleagues from the North Ayrshire Music Service.
Ronan has been working for North Ayrshire Council as an upper strings instructor for 11 years and was recently appointed as Music Service Manager in January 2020.
Despite a busy teaching life, Ronan still enjoys performing across different genres as a freelance viola player and getting involved in national music projects in order to promote music and the arts in education.