Hello,I am Keith Ridenhour (Kride) and I welcome you to my site. I want to use this page to let the public know about my performing and teaching.

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

IMG_2484My Credentials are a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The  University of Missouri at St Louis. I also studied at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass for 2 years. I have a current California Teaching Credential for Music.

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

Teaching  For the last 15 years I’ve taught privately at my home Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute and Jazz Improvisation.

I currently (spring 2016) am a  paid consultant at the Marin School of the Arts as a woodwind specialist. I have also volunteered there in various capacities and directed their Jazz Combo in 2012. I was a Paid consultant at American Canyon High School  in 2012 doing private intstruction for sax and clarinet.  I did a Master Class at the Napa High School Jazz festival in 2013 for Saxophone.

I think I’m the only educator that I know of who has played both Lead trpt (Berklee College of Music) and Lead Alto (Univ of Mo St louis ) in Jazz Ensembles. I have consulted, sub taught  and directed more Jazz Ensembles than I can count.

On a Regular Basis  I teach private instruction in Saxophone,Flute,  Clarinet and Jazz Improvisation at my house in Sonoma. I also I travel and teach in Marin, Petaluma and Napa. I have substitute taught  in the Napa and Marin school districts for Music Classes K though 12 for the last 4 and half years .

Performing Groups I play with the Jami Jamison band (swing/blues/jazz),my own duo Sonoma Soul and various other musical events .I also provide the music for two convalescent hospitals in Sonoma every week. Broadway Villa and Golden Living.

Artwork  I’ve sold oil paintings of various subjects locally and internationally. Examples are on my art page.

Comments welcome on my music and this webpage. Thanks so much , Keith