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   New England Native, and long time Boston resident Ryder Cambronne is a saxophonist and woodwind player with over 17 years of performance and teaching experience. Upon moving to Boston in the summer of 2000, Ryder auditioned for and was accepted into the Boston Arts Academy, a high school for the performing arts. While at the Arts Academy, Cambronne studied saxophone and clarinet extensively and performed in a wide variety of musical settings, including the Democratic National Convention, The National Mayors Conference, and benefits for organizations such as the United Way and the Boys and Girls Club. 


   Upon graduation Ryder was awarded scholarships from both Berklee College of Music’s World Scholarship Tour and The Boston Music Awards/ NEMO, before enrolling full time at Berklee in the fall. Majoring in performance, Cambronne studied privately with a range of world class saxophonists, including: Fred Lipsius, formerly of Blood Sweat and Tears , Shannon Leclaire , Daryl Lowery and Dino Govoni. Continuing to explore, deepen and expand his musical voice, Ryder incorporated ideas and influences of the eclectic array of musicians around him in the Berklee community.

   When not in class, during this time Cambronne continued to perform in a number of venues in and around Boston including the Berklee Performance Center, The Boston Center for the Arts and Ryles Jazz club to name a few.  It was also during his time in College that Ryder began providing private lessons to middle and high school students as part of Berklee’s City Music Mentoring Program, developing a philosophy for education that has continued and evolved to this day.  

   Upon graduating Berklee Cum Laude in 2009, Ryder carried the momentum built over the his years as a student into the professional world as he continues to perform in various settings as part of Jazz Ensembles, Gig Bands and other groups ranging stylistically from Fusion to Funk to Rock. Continuing his career as a music educator, Cambronne has taught saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano, guitar and ukulele lessons from both his home studio and a range of private studios in the Boston area including  JM Music Studios, Page Music Lessons, and Bach To Rock Music School.In 2016 Ryder applied to and was accepted into Boston Univeristy's graduate program for music education, and received his Master's degree in the field in 2018. Later in 2018, Cambronne accepted a position in which he has provided instrumental lessons for saxophone, clarinet and flute students for the Brookline Elementary schools music program.

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