ABOUT

Experience

Twelve years in commercial music, musical theatre, cruise ship performance and contemporary church music.

Drum / Percussion influences

Drum / Percussion influences

Some of my drumming influences are from
Alex Acuna, Dave Weckl, Dany Gotlieb, and other drummers.
Toto (Jeff Picaro), Kansas, Gloria Estefan, Basia, Sade, Madonna, CCM artists such as Crystal Lewis, Burlap to Cashmere, as well as current Rock/pop songs are significant groups making up my current music style.
Jazz, Pop and Latin are main style I like to perform.

Performing with Samantha Carlson (Jazz) and Kelsey Mira
(Pop/Rock/Jazz) add to performance background.

Currently, I am working on a Jazz project and writing music for Film / TV, as well as practicing kit during this Covid -19 Pandemic.

Software:

  • Logic X
  • Steinberg Dorico (3.1 version)
  • Sibelius 7.5

Education

  • Masters of Music/Jazz - University of Arkansas, @ Monticello
  • Masters of Music - Eastern Kentucky University
  • Bachelor's degree - Belmont University:
  • Commercial Music w/Percussion Performance

Get to Know Kerry Kennard

Performer - Educator - Composer

Kennard Music has been providing private drumming lessons for the past two years. Before, I was active in commercial music and musical theater. I also performed on cruise ships and at contemporary church services. Two theater performances were "Tarzan" (Columbus, OH) and "Wizard of Oz" (CoveDale Theatre, Cincinnati, OH).

I gained inspiration from many famous musicians and bands, including Alex Acuna, Dave Weckl, Dany Gotlieb, Toto, Kansas, Gloria Estefan, Basia, Sade, and Madonna. My favorite genres are jazz, pop and Latin.

Currently, I am working on recording a jazz project and writing music for film & television.