Kyle has been performing and teaching in the percussion community for years. Drawing on his experience in the marching arts, he teaches motivating lessons that refine and elevate the playing ability of his students. Kyle brings a positive attitude to every lesson and no matter what your skill level, he provides encouraging and appropriate feedback that will make you a stronger player and person.
$30per | 25min Lessons
$50per | 55min Lessons
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Rudimental Snare Drum
More about Kyle
As the child of Japanese Taiko drummers, Kyle has essentially been drumming for his entire life. His music career thus far has been exciting, to say the least.
He spent three summers as a member of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps (2015-2017), including their 2016 world championship season. He also was a member of Minnesota Brass Indoor (2015-2018) and the University of Minnesota Marching Band (2014-2018). He currently plays snare drum for the Minnesota Vikings ‘Skol Line’, drum set for B+ Brass, and he will be temporarily moving to Los Angeles for the 2019 WGI season to age out as a member of Broken City Percussion. He’s also had the opportunity to perform with several internationally acclaimed musicians, including Sheila E., Jordan Davis, and Justin Timberlake.
Kyle joined the Grid Book Series in Fall 2017 because of his eagerness to pass on what he’s learned to the next generation of marching percussionists. “I’ve had such an amazing experience as a performer in the marching arts,” he says. “I want to help others have as good (if not, better) of an experience.”
In addition to being a GBS Instructor, Kyle works in marketing at an advertising agency and gigs around Minneapolis with his band, B+ Brass. In his free time, you can find him playing shortstop for an intramural softball team, making a sarcastic remark to his friends that only he finds funny, or creating YouTube videos for his monetized YouTube channel (be sure to go subscribe).