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As a leading drum instructor and performer in the Chicago, Illinois area, I am dedicated to providing my students with drum lessons tailored around their style and skill level. When learning any instrument it is important to understand the fundamentals and find your own specific style of playing.

I have been a drum teacher since 1978 with a focus on teaching my students how to learn and how to practice. These are two crucial aspects to becoming a successful drummer and taking your skills to the next level. I provide drum instruction to students of all levels and ages, incorporating music theory and ear training throughout the lessons.

Because many students seek professional drum lessons when they are preparing for school admission or an audition, I review proper technique, reading skills and general musician knowledge. As a performer myself, I understand how important it is to be confident and have fun as a musician. If you’re interested in learning more about my drum lessons in the Chicago area, please contact me at

"Kevin has played on more of my recording projects than any other drummer - he is a versatile and tasteful player...and a great guy!"
Steve Rashid
Music Producer/President, Woodside Avenue Music Productions

"Kevin is a drum god. I couldn't live without him."
Craig Snider
Record Producer/Remixer, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Paula Abdul, Pet Shop Boys

"Mr. Metronome - one of the best drummers on the planet. Kevin can make a cup and saucer sound good. Fantastic Drummer."
Michael Brandmeier
Singer/Songwriter, Pop Recording Artist

"I made the top jazz ensemble at Evanston Township High School as a sophomore. I attribute all my success to taking lessons with Kevin."
Daniel Crane
Age 15

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