Meet Our Faculty

Kevin Fortunato

Teaching Philosophy

“My teaching philosophy is simple and works for every age, gender, and musical interest. First, maintain the student’s interest in drumming, music, and growth. This can be achieved by having great listening skills. A great teacher always hears his or her students; whether they want to learn the greatest techniques and coordination skills, or if they just want to learn the songs they’re inspired by. Second, students have to learn technique, reading, and coordination. Some students can jump into all of this right away, and others need to grow into it gradually. Third, always make lessons fun, yet challenging. Students want to enjoy what they’re doing, but will lose interest if they’re not simultaneously having fun and being challenged – finding a balance is very important and is highly individual based on each student.”


Berklee College of Music


Kevin Fortunato is a master drum teacher, performer, and author. He has been teaching and performing throughout the greater Boston and Metro-West area since 1993. Kevin has appeared, recorded, and toured with artists such as John Lockwood, Doug Yates, Jeff Galindo, Scott Aruda, and Ken Cervenka.