About Tim


BA, Fitchburg State University, Writing, Music Min, FSU jazz ensemble.; Berklee College of Music, Advanced Certificate, Music Therapy; Indian Hill Music Jazz Ensemble, alum; Principal teachers: Robert Chadwick, Elizabeth Johnson. 


As a self-employed musician, Tim Kane thrives in challenging, creative, and collaborative music environments including theater pit bands, a rock tribute group, drum circle facilitation, jazz ensembles, drum set and percussion instruction, and writing/blogging. He recently completed continuing educational studies in music therapy and piano at Berklee College of Music. 

A lifelong student of the drum set, Tim branched out 10 years ago to develop a public and private therapeutic hand drumming program in Massachusetts for both kids and senior citizens. He became a certified drum circle facilitator and currently serves as curator and board member for the international Drum Circle Facilitators Guild. He continues to blog about drumming and drum education while performing throughout New England with his popular touring trop-roc and samba quintet, The Island Castaways Band. 

As a freelancer, Tim holds down drum set with the Trinity Jazz Big Band based in Worcester; plays trap kit, vibraphone, and percussion in area theater pit bands; and teaches drum set and percussion privately and in schools.

His professional memberships include the American Federation of Musicians, American Music Therapy Association, and Mass. Music Educators Association. He endorses Noble & Cooley Drums, Zildjian cymbals and Vic Firth drum sticks. 

At Indian Hill Music, Tim currently leads a weekly group bucket drumming class for kids based at the Leominster Boys and Girls Club. 

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kanedrums.com is a multi-faceted, self-employed music business offering online virtual and live performance, drum set and percussion lessons, drum history lectures, group djembe drum circles, drum and percussion repairs, and musician/band marketing. Email: tim@kanedrums.com

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