Drum Lessons (Online and Dayton, Ohio & surrounding cities)

My Mission

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.   


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.

Techniques taught:

Music (Drum Set) Reading
Stick Contrrol
Musicality – Bands, Theatre music, and some music theory
Grooves ( how to groove better)
All Snare Drum and Drum Set Styles

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

Single Lessons

30 Minute (1/2 hour) lesson  = $25
45 minute Lesson                         = $40
60 minute (1 hour) lesson       = $50

Package Lessons

4 – 30 minute (1/2 hour) @ $25 = $100
4 – 45 minute lessons @ $40       = 160
4 – 60 minute (1 hour) @ $50      = $200

** ‘First lesson 1/2 off” applies to seeing Ads on Social Media, ie. FaceBook (FB), InstaGram (IG), or LinkedIn, or …
hearing Ad on Radio station (1055 T-AMFM – http://www.1055TAMFM.com)
(as of 9/16/2020 for Radio Ads)

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

If you are unable to leave a message on the phone, please send a message from the website (Contact page, please), write an email (Above in green box) , or send a text to the above phone number.

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


Take Lessons Documents – (30 July, 2020)

Basics to Advanced (final)

Basics to Advanced (final) all of you – triplets pg-2 Drum volumes

Drum volumes


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