Ryan Key (born December 17, 1979) is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of pop-punk band Yellowcard. Born William Ryan Key, Key lived in Jacksonville, Florida, and started playing guitar at age 13. He attended Episcopal High School of Jacksonville before transferring to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, from which he graduated. He then attended Florida State University but dropped out. During this time he sang in a Jacksonville band called Modern Amusement (who subsequently broke up in 1998).