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 / 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.
Music (Drum Set) Reading
Musicality – Bands, Theatre music, and some music theory
Grooves ( how to groove better)
All Drum Set styles and Snare drum rudiments
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Lessons are scheduled on an
ongoing or limited basis,
depending on your educational needs.
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.
New programs coming soon
- Streamlined design
- more focused programs
- other musical product offers
Cancellations and Make-Up Lessons
Students, Parents, or Instructor must give 24-hour notice for the cancellation of class (or 1-2 hours for emergencies).
** (If cancellation is after 24-hour of your scheduled class, a $10 fee will be applied for ½ hour lesson and $20 for a one hour lesson).
If a 24-hour notice is given, the lesson will be made-up at a time convenient to both student and teacher.
Otherwise, no make-up lesson will be given and Student(s) will be charged for the lesson.
* Add $10 if I will be driving to your location
** “First lesson Free” applies to seeing Ads on Social Media, ie. FaceBook (FB), InstaGram (IG), or LinkedIn, or speaking with me on the phone.
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New Jazz Drum Instructional Book
“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)