Areas of Instruction
Percussion, Drum Set
Kelly is an active percussionist in the Metro East area currently studying Music Education at McKendree University. From an early age, Kelly gravitated towards music. This has driven him to learn a variety of instruments and expand his musicianship. During his time both teaching local schools and consistently performing, Kelly has developed a very flexible approach to percussion instruction that can suit both beginner and more advanced students. He is experienced in drum set, concert percussion, mallet percussion, and marching percussion.
Kelly has experience performing in concert bands, jazz bands, marching bands, rock bands, musical theater, and recently performed with the Grammy-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion. Kelly is currently a percussionist with the St. Louis Brass Band, and is sponsored by Saluda Cymbals.