Category Archives: Lessons


Reviews and Comments
from other Students and Musicians/Singers

Theresa Lauterbach
I saw improvement each week from my lessons with Kerry. He offered great resources and gave me advise for purchasing my drums. After just 5 months, I could read and play music on my own!”

James M.
“Kerry introduced the basics to my daughter. I could see improvement every week. She loved going to lessons with Kerry”.

Dena Krupa

“Kerry has given private percussion lessons to my 12 year old daughter for 8 months. She enjoys lessons and I have seen improvements in her performance. Kerry has been communicative, professional, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend his services.

Thank you”.
Dena Krupa

 Samantha Carlson at Blue Note Bistro
Samantha C
“Kerry certainly has the experience, both in teaching and performing. When someone like Kerry teaches, he brings both his knowledge from his degrees, and his experience from performing. Working with Kerry, I know for a fact that not only is he talented, but he is professional all the way, and takes his work very seriously. You will not be disappointed if you choose to hire Kerry!”

John S.

Kerry K. is an experienced percussionist with many valuable insights to share with beginning or intermediate level students. He has played for my Music Directing very successfully for the last 10 years.

Grant ‘King’ Koeller

Fantastic jazz drummer!
Professional and knowledgeable about many diverse drumming styles.
Super swingin’!

2014 SAJC Chicago drums

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)


Haskell Harr Drum Method (Book two (2)  w/CD)

Drum set book

Tommy Igo’s Groove Essentials 1.0 Drum Book



Drum Lessons

I teach basic to advanced Drum Set and percussion instruments, i.e. hand percussion,  Congas, timbales, and auxiliary percussion, at a studio or in your home.IMG_1185_JPG_jpgIf you are interested in Lessons, contact me via the Contact page (or phone)  and download the Policy below.  Look forward helping you progress on drum set
or  other percussion interests.

Teacher Policy

2015 New Jazz Drum Methods book (under the Product page)

2015 Every Day Workout Cover