Dedicated to providing just what the music needs with good ears is Tim Kane’s forte as a Massachusetts-based drum set musician, percussionist, audio editor, drum circle leader, podcaster, blogger, and private lesson instructor.
Kane began writing songs with his family well before he started drumming and playing trombone. That early journey provided an essential foundation of improvisational creativity, later channeled through formal Grade 4-12 jazz, choral and concert band experiences that quickly grew into a love for mainstream and alternative pop-rock music.
He graduated from Fitchburg State College with a BA in writing, where he continued his course and ensemble training in jazz, concert and various jam bands. He also studied jazz performance at the well-respected Indian Hill Music in Littleton, Mass where, ironically, he now serves on its faculty in the community outreach program teaching hand drumming and percussion.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, Tim went back to school and earned an Advanced Professional Certificate from Berklee College of Music in music therapy/piano and audio recording/mixing using Logic Pro X.
Tim has served for 11 years as the drum set and percussion instructor at Eagle Hill High School in Hardwick where he implemented an innovative new drum set/percussive arts and djembe group drum circle program for ADHD special needs students as well as teaching privately in his home recording studio and in students’ homes. He also teaches songwriting, basic piano, and digital audio recording. He assists many students and others with professionally recording and mixing their own original songs and cover play-alongs.
For the past five years, Kane has toured throughout New England on the drum kit in a popular trop-roc Jimmy Buffet-style band, The Island Castaways Band, which continues to release new original songs making the Top 20 on major island music radio stations. TICB’s fan base ranges from a few hundred to thousands at indoor and outdoor public and private venues. He has played the drum set in many locally touring bands over the past 20 years.
In 2011, Tim expanded his drum teaching and music performance business to build “All Together Drumming” through leading fun, therapeutic group hand drumming circles using djembes and other percussion in private and public settings year-round.
Drawing upon his vast writing achievements, Kane currently hosts a Q&A format radio show – Tiki Tim’s Trop-Roc Tributes – at Florida-based Shore Life Radio every Sunday at 8 pm for regionally and nationally touring singer-songwriters, which attracts thousands of avid listeners every week.
Donning his own songwriter hat, Tim has published three all-original studio albums by composing, recording, singing, playing and mixing all of the instruments. He continues to write and record his own songs as well as with other musicians and bands. Check out his discography on this website.
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