Drum and Percussion Lessons (in -person & Online)

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 / 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.

This is another Basia play-along tune, I really like.
It’s Latin – Funk-Rock feel is really fun to play. The groove is a light blues/Funk feel, so if you’re trying it (or something like it), remember to lay behind the beat just a little. Your body should be relaxed, able to lay down the groove.

Techniques taught:

Music (Drum Set) Reading
Stick Contrrol
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. 

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Private Lessons


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.

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

Current Policy (Downloadable in PDF Format)

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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


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