About Kerry K.
An online Masters Jazz program from University of Arkansas at Monticello, (2018-2019) these studies will help students understand various Jazz, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban drum patterns.
I attended Wright State University for two (2) years studying Music , and then transferred to Belmont University to receive a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance. A Masters of Music from Eastern Kentucky University will help overall General music and creative studies.
I also studied at the Eastman School of Music, learning Creative Music Making and African drum studies.
I attended University of Dayton for Percussion, Music Technology, & World music, and different Samba schools in Salvador/Rio, Brazil for Samba studies.
I have been performing since 1984 for theatre shows, Pop/Rock, jazz, R & B, Circus’ (Great Wallendas), swing bands, American Entertainment Productions show band (One year), and performed with Holland America Cruise Line for three (3) years. Recently, I've been performing Musicals in Columbus, OH (Tarzan), Sinclair College and Dare2Defy Productions - not necessarily all in order. Played in different jazz bands, Pop/Rock groups, and Churches (Contemporary & Traditional) in the area.
I have been teaching since 2004, both privately and for local studios, offering all styles.
Teaches students Male: 7 to 80; Female: 7 to 85
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Master of Music (General Music degree) from Eastern Kentucky University
Kerry has an incredible knowledge and experience with drumming. He encouraged me and challenged me. I highly recommend Kerry to anyone looking to be a skilled and educated drummer.
I saw improvement each week from my lessons with Kerry. He offered great resources and gave me advise for purchasing my drums. After just 5 months, I could read and play music on my own!
Fantastic jazz drummer!
Professional and knowledgeable about many diverse drumming styles.
Kerry introduced the basics to my daughter. I could see improvement every
week. She loved going to lessons with Kerry.
Kerry certainly has the experience, both in teaching and performing. When someone like Kerry teaches, he brings both his knowledge from his degrees, and his experience from performing. Working with Kerry, I know for a fact that not only is he talented, but he is professional all the way, and takes his work very seriously. You will not be disappointed if you choose to hire Kerry!Show More
Kerry has given private percussion lessons to my 12 year old daughter for 8 months. She enjoys lessons and I have seen improvements in her performance. Kerry has been communicative, professional, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend his services.
Kerry K. is an experienced percussionist with many valuable insights to share with beginning or intermediate level students. He has played for my Music Directing very successfully for the last 10 years.
(with Samantha Carlson)
Jazz gigs within the region, playing drums with Samantha Carlson and other local artists (Kelsey Mira).
Teach drum lessons to JH, HS, and adults, creating content around their needs.
Holland America Line
Playing percussion instruments, i.e. Congas, Timpani, timbales, tambourine, shakers, etc. for various guest entertainer’s show, Production Shows, dance music, and events around the ship. Fill in Drum set for HALCats band and other Jazz band on ship.
Brd House / Dayton Band
Taught 10-12 students a week using books and music technology, iPod, listening to music and watching famous drummers during lesson time. Tommy Igo - book used for drum-set learning, as well as other books.
American Entertainment Productions
On the road work in schools, conventions, and State Fairs. During school season, Two school occurances a day made for tight schedule.
University of Arkansas @ Monticello
Eastern Kentucky University
University of Dayton
Eastman School of Music
Eastern Kentucky University
Wright State University