Kerry attended Wright State University for two years, and then transferred to Belmont University to receive a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance. In 2019, he finished an Online Master’s in Jazz at University of Arkansas (Monticello). He also holds a Masters of Music from Eastern Kentucky University. He also studied at the Eastman School of Music to learn Creative Music Making and African drum studies. Lastly, he attended the University of Dayton for Percussion, Music Technology, & World music, and Samba schools in Salvador/Rio, Brazil for Samba studies.
Kerry has been performing since 1984 for theatre shows, bands for rock, jazz, R & B, Circus (Great Wallendas), swing bands, American Entertainment Productions show band (One year), and performed with Holland America Cruise Line for three years. He is performing in the local area, Jazz Bands, teaching at Wittenberg as an Adjunct teacher, and writing Film music productions. Kerry has been teaching since 2004, both privately and for local studios, offering all styles.