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Drum Lessons

My Mission

My mission over 25 years is the same, “For over 25 years my mission has remained the same,
“to achieve excellence in performance, education,
and composition”.
I work with students age 7 through 87 on drum set,
hand percussion, and music theory.   

Promise

I am dedicated to your passion to achieve your musical goals.  Your discipline and my guidance is your guarantee of success.


Put the heartbeat to your music!

Rock the neighborhood with the rudiments to grooves you love and know.   Then take it to the next level, whether that be in a rock band, a high school band, a theater orchestra pit,
or your own recording project.

Sign up Today!
Lessons may be scheduled on an ongoing or limited basis. 

Contact today and sign up for drum or hand percussion
on your desired drum/percussion instrument. 
Lessons may be scheduled on an ongoing or limited basis. 

Phone info website


Private Lessons

Lesson scheduling can be for a limited number of lessons or recurring each week,until you cancel.

Lesson Prices :

1/2 hour = $25*

45 mins = $40*

Hourly = $50*

* Add $10 if I will be driving to your location


Other products: 

New Jazz Drum Instructional Book

2015 Every Day Workout Cover


“Finally there is an instruction manual to help students practice their drum skills in jazz that makes sense! Written by one of the most respected names in percussion education, this publication should be in the hands of every serious student who wants to excel in jazz technique. There are 58 pages of exercises that will lead each student through a progression of 4/4, 3/4 and 5/4 playing skills.”
– Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

“Kerry is not only a creative expert at his music ability, he is committed to teaching what he has learned. A man is as good as his word, and Kerry puts that , in his love for the components of the music he composes. His book available on Amazon, is a must for all jazz drumming students. I actually do more then recommend Kerry’s instructional manual, “Every Day Workout for the Jazz Drummer”. I sell it on my amazon music mall. Kerry is a leader in drum art, that could fade out in the industry, if it wasn’t for committed artist like himself, to spread his knowledge and passion.”
(@itunesreviews Kellie Levans @KerryKennard)


Three (3) sections: 4/4, 3/4, and 5/4.

Sample – each section
(Glance PDF sample  and  purchase e-Book)

Buy now at Amazon.com


 


Payments via PayPal

http://paypal.me/KerryKennard

 

First Thursday Jam

First Thursday Jams with Kelli Campbell, in Dayton, Ohio.
Performed with some friends and met some new musicians as well. Great night back a few months ago, before the Pandemic (Covid – 19).

Full Band – at Wholly Grounds Cafe, close to Downtown Dayton, Ohio

Learning how to listen to others is important. Going into last section of the song, esp. this one, more energy is needed to make it soar to new musical directions. Accenting certain band figures is good too;
don’t overdue it though. Tasteful performances result … like this one.

Drum Teaching books

Main teaching books for drum lessons

Snare Drum Books

 

Buddy Rich’s Modern Interpretation of Snare Drum Rudiments
(Two (2) DVD EDITION)- Renewed Copyright 2005, 2006

Buddy Rich Modern int of Sn dr rudiments

Haskell Harr Drum Method (Book one (1)  w/CD)

https://www.amazon.com/Haskell-Harr-Drum-Method-Orchestra/dp/1423420268

 

Haskell Harr Drum Method (Book two (2)  w/CD)
https://www.amazon.com/HASKELL-HARR-DRUM-METHOD-ORCHESTRA/dp/1423420276/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1467654499&sr=1-1keywords=Drum+Method%3A+For+Band+and+Orchestra%2C+Book+Two+w+CD

Drum set book

Tommy Igo’s Groove Essentials 1.0 Drum Book

ge-1-book

http://www.hudsonmusic.com/product/groove-essentials-1-0-book/