Multi-Instrumentalist and Composer, Ryan Leaver received his B.A. in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music in 2003 and his M.A. in Modern American Music from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in 2006. He has received instruction in the Feldenkrais Method, the Alexander Technique, Eurythmics, and the Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization from leaders in each respective field. Some of his teachers include Dennis Sandole, Charlie Banacos, George Garzone, John Lockwood, Bob Gullotti, Bob Moses, Ran Blake, John Thomas, and Ben Monder.
CMS has developed a reputation in the community for having an excellent faculty. Our instructors have studied at some of the finest music schools and conservatories in the world. But more importantly, CMS instructors truly care about their students and they are committed to providing a learning experience that fosters and develops a life-long love of music. All CMS faculty are subject, in accordance with state and federal law, to a Criminal Background and Child Abuse Clearance check.
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Violin & Viola
Cello; String Department Chair
Viola & Violin; Suzuki Department Chair
Viola & Violin
Flute & Children’s Choir
Clarinet & Bass Clarinet, Department Chair