- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- April 2007
My approach to teaching has a very heavy emphasis on implementing the idea of mindfulness into the students life. I have found that this is not only the quickest way to learn, but also the most motivating way to learn any skill for both my students and myself. A simple awareness of the finite details that go into a craft, while at the same time acting upon them in way that is loose and detached has helped me learn an array of new skills and has profoundly changed my life as well as others for the better.
2017 Feature on MTV's "Teen Mom"
2017 Sofar sounds (Philly, Brooklyn, DC)
2016 Philly Fringe Festival
2015 Opening act for Lady Lamb
2015 Opening act for Hey Marseilles
2013 Opening act for San Fermin http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com/event/375497-san-fermin-philadelphia/
(w/ Panic Years)
2013 World Music Contest – Kerkrade, Netherlands- “Fab kit playing...” -4barsrest.com
2013 CMJ-Music Marathon 2013 (w/ Panic Years)
2013 Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Series performance of Drumming by Steve Reich
2013 PAS Pennsylvania Day of Percussion- Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2012 World Premier of Bill Cunliffe's Overture, Waltz, and Rondo at Temple Performing Arts Center
2012 Premier recording of Bill Cunliffe's Overture, Waltz, and Rondo (Grammy nominated)
2012 Premier recording of John Mackey's Mass for Percussion Ensemble
Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra
Princeton University Theater Company
La Salle University Theater Company
Temple University Orchestra
Temple University Wind Symphony
Alokli Ewe Drum and Dance Ensemble
Atlantic Brass Band
Philadelphia Wind Symphony
Percussive Arts Society
Philadelphia Sinfonia (Principal Percussion of the 2008-2009 Season)
We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.+ Read More
Very knowledgeable. I liked being educated or informed about the process of my son's lesson before and after.
After 30 years I finally decided to learn how to play drums. Kevin clearly knows what he's doing in any genre of drumming! It seemed like every lesson he had a clear/thorough plan, didn't stress me out by teaching to rapidly, or bore me by going to slowly. A very solid teacher.+ Read More
Been trying to get my middle-schooler to practice for a few years now. It's like pulling teeth.
Kevin has somehow broken through to him. Fun lessons. Incredibly useful homework. Couldn't recommend him more.