Cameron Rivero

Cameron R.

Jamaica Plain, MA

Lesson Details

Saxophone

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Saxophone playing has been a part of my life from as early as remember. My father was a jazz saxophonist and this inadvertently led me toward a similar path. I have been playing professionally since the age of 18 and play gigs every week in the set coast area. I have studied with some of the best saxophone teachers on the planet at Berklee, and constantly draw on information they passed along to me when expressing my style of teaching. I think people automatically assume that if you play saxophone you must play jazz, but I feel that there are so many stylistic opportunities with this flexible instrument. i've managed to play on gigs of all genres with what I know and the approach I take to playing. In my lessons I like to focus on fundamentals but then on how such fundamentals can be applied to different playing situations. From the beginner to Immediate player I really try to focus on sound quality and production, finger technique, time, articulation, theory and building a repertoire. These are the main fundamentals of playing the saxophone and are often the main distinctions between a good and a great player. I am always open to focusing on whatever it is YOU want to improve on, whether it be a specific aspect of your playing, or even learning that song you've always wanted to play! Teaching is some of the most gratifying work I've done and I would LOVE to help you improve your playing!
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Cameron delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2013

Hello there! My name is Cameron Rivero and I'm a professional saxophonist, producer composer and educator from England and Spain who studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Saxophone playing has been a part of my life from as early as remember. My father was a jazz saxophonist and this inadvertently led me toward a similar path. I have been playing professionally since the age of 18 and play gigs every week in the New England area. I have studied with some of the best saxophone teachers on the planet at Berklee, and am constantly drawing on information they passed along to me when expressing my style of teaching. I think people automatically assume that if you play saxophone you must play jazz, but I feel that there are so many stylistic opportunities with this flexible instrument. i've managed to play on gigs of all genres with what I know and the approach I take to playing. In my lessons I like to focus on fundamentals but then on how such fundamentals can be applied to different playing situations. From the beginner to Immediate player I really try to focus on sound quality and production, finger technique, time, articulation, theory and building a repertoire. These are the main fundamentals of playing the saxophone and are often the main distinctions between a good and a great player. I am always open to focusing on whatever it is YOU want to improve on, whether it be a specific aspect of your playing, or even learning that song you've always wanted to play! Teaching is some of the most gratifying work I've done and I would LOVE to help you improve your playing!

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Experience

Professional Saxophonist/Session Musician
Jun 2010 - Present
Self Employed

Playing live gigs with various bands in the New England Area, check my website for dates and venues! Doing studio session work for projects, advertisements, film scores, and TV. Collaborating with some of the best young producers/beatmakers coming from Berklee.

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Student Tutor
Jan 2015 - Jun 2017
Berklee College of Music

Taught students in core classes and gave private lessons to students wanting to learn Woodwind instruments.

Education

Performance/ Professional Music
Sep 2014 - Dec 2017
Berklee College of Music
BA in Sociology with Social Psychology
Oct 2010 - May 2013
The University of York

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

BA in Professional Music and Performance
Dec 2017
Berklee College of Music

To be received in May 2018

BA in Sociology with Social Psychology
May 2013
University of York

Graduated with honors from the University of York before attending music school.

Awards

Best Wedding Band
Jan 2017
The Knot
European Tour Scholarship Recipient
May 2014
Berklee College of Music

Affiliations

Berklee College of Music Alumni
Jan 2018

The Berklee Alumni Affairs Office embraces the college’s alumni as valuable members and vital stakeholders in a lifelong, global community. We strive to foster and strengthen alumni engagement in meaningful and innovative ways that support the interests and goals of alumni in their professional and personal pursuits.

Guided by the college’s mission, we seek to build a sense of shared community, pride, professional achievement, volunteerism, philanthropic support, and commitment to Berklee. We celebrate and applaud our alumni as they seek to improve the world around them through their creative pursuits.

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ASCAP
Jan 2017

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

United States Tennis Association
Jan 2003

The USTA’s mission is To Promote and Develop the Growth of Tennis.The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open.

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Photos & Videos

Searching for more reverb :)

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Sax pose

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Always play in the moment

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Photo by Cameron R.

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Playing duo at the Cape

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At a studio session at the Record Company

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