TAKING MUSIC LESSONS IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I DID IN GRADE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, AND RETIREMENT.
Hello,I am Keith Ridenhour (Kride) and I welcome you to my site. I have been a teacher and performer for many years. Please let me help you if you feel like you’ve been stuck at the same playing level for a long time or just want to go try having more fun with music by playing better.
HERE ARE THE HATS I WEAR CURRENTLY.
EDUCATOR My biggest joy is teaching and instructing ensembles. I have taught Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet and Jazz Improvisation for many years privately and in the Napa, Sonoma County , and Marin County schools Please contact me if you’d be interested in doing private lessons. I have taught students from 7 to 70 years old and the joy of learning new information and playing good music is something you should not miss. More on my Lessons page I have a Bachelors of Music Education from University of Missouri, ST Louis and I attended Berklee College of music for 2 years when I was a trumpet major, before I switched to Saxophone. For Three years Ive had classes at the Petaluma adult school. flute and jazz improvisation
Demonstrator I have an entire series on You Tube Practice with Kride.I created it to give people the experiment of being in a music school and working toward music goals. I cover many topics and will keep adding to the content . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl_MOgD11mQ
PERFORMER Ive been in the Jami Jamison band for 19 years playing all over Sonoma and Marin counties.I jam with various local musicians jazz, soul and blues. I play flute in a duo over in Berkeley often. I play in a trio in Sonoma county jazz. I also do two and sometimes 4 convalescent hospital performances a week with trios, duos and a solo act with backing tracks. I’ve played many kinds of music . My current shows are on my Current Gig page.
ARTIST Ive been oil painting for 5 years now and have sold many paintings. There are lots of examples on my Art page .
Sonoma Soul is a duo I formed in 2015 and this is the title cut from my Debut CD Sonoma Soul plays Auto Matrix. The CD is for sale locally for 20 dollars and I’ll ship it for 25 dollars within the US. Just email me and I’ll get you paypal info, thanks, Heres Auto Matrix my first original.
Heres This Masquerade I recorded this in San Francisco with a very talented guitarist /engineer.
If you’d like to contact me for gigs or taking private saxophone/clarinet/flute lessons my email is Keith@Ksaxman.com or Kride18576@yahoo.com
I have lots of music for sale on CD Baby , I tunes, and Amazon under my name. Or my band Sonoma Soul.
In 2017/2018/2019 I’ll also be teaching Flute and Jazz Improvisation at the Petaluma Adult school.