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POSTED: February 27, 2013

Summer Drum Intensive in Downbeat Magazine

Registration is open for the 2013 Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive and a picture of us was included in Downbeat Magazine’s 2013 International Jazz Camp Guide.  Look at all those drummers!!

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POSTED: February 6, 2013

Keith presents at Michigan Music Conference

Keith recently presented at the Michigan Music Conference and shared his “Imitate, Orchestrate, Create” concept.  This material will be included in his upcoming book “Jazz Drums Now!  Vol. 2.  Everyone in the audience was playing on their lap and air drumming.  It’s still true…Everyone wants to be a drummer!


POSTED: February 6, 2013

Kalamazoo School Programs

Keith and a group of students from WMU presented ‘Jazz Is Our Music’ to Woods Edge and Valley Center Schools sponsored by Education for the Arts.



POSTED: January 31, 2013


Keith had the privilege of sharing the stage with some amazing speakers at Catalyst2013 where he spoke on ‘Improvising Creativity’.  800 people at a sold-out event with speakers like Corey Booker, John Acuff, Nancy Duarte and others.

Download the CONFIDENCE confession here


POSTED: January 15, 2013

Registration is open for the 2013 Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive!

Information and sign up

POSTED: December 17, 2012

Donate to young boys in need

Friends, I need your help.  Last week, I had the opportunity to present a jazz education program sponsored by Education for the Arts to a school in Kalamazoo.  The school serves boys age 8-18 with emotional disorders.  It was an amazing experience for all of us.  They were really into the music, air drumming, moving in their seats, and singing along.  During our performance, our good friend Julie Parker noticed that these 35 boys did not appear to have much in the way of clean or appropriately fitting clothes.  The office confirmed that the boys are definitely in need.  SO…..we are taking action!  We are asking for donations of boys clothing, or money that will be used to purchase things they need.   You can email me for clothing donations or go to my website to donate money.  We will shop this week so they will have things by Friday for Christmas.  We want to continue to serve these boys and make an impact in their lives.  Won’t you help us?  Keith@KeithHallMusic.comHelp us bless boys ages 8-18 in Kalamazoo.

POSTED: November 27, 2012

Jazz Drums Now! Vol. 2 due out in the Spring

Stay tuned for the follow up to Jazz Drums Now! Vol. 1…

POSTED: October 21, 2012

Successful Tours in Europe

I just finished a couple successful tours in Europe with Curtis Stigers.  We traveled to Switzerland, The Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Paris, and Denmark.  We have been touring to support his new CD, “Let’s Go Out Tonight.”  We met some wonderful people, ate and drank some tasty treats and had lots of fun making music!

POSTED: October 17, 2012

Keith Hall Drum Choir Xperience was a success

The KHDCX was a great success for everyone on November 10.

The Drum Choir Xperience is a unique one-day experience with a focus on playing in a drum set ensemble.

“We were glad to have our son challenged at such a high level, and then inspired to play better!” 
– Mark & Elisabeth, parents

“This camp stretched my capabilities further than I thought I could go in one day!!  Awesome experience!!”
– Matt D, student


  • To play with other drummers in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere
  • To play melodies of jazz standards around the drum set
  • To use well-known jazz drumming vocabulary to play with other drummers
  •  Different improvisation techniques to express yourself and communicate with others
  • much more….
POSTED: June 26, 2012

The 6th Annual 2012 Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive was a smash!

The 6th Annual 2012 Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive was an amazing success including 42 drummers.  Stay tuned for next year’s dates.