Kevin Klemm grew up in Akron, Ohio. He began his musical journeys singing in choirs, playing piano as a kid, and playing drums in bands since middle school. Kevin always knew that he would only be able to pursue music. His heart only calls to music, nothing else.
Kevin was very active in choirs, theatre, and musical projects into his mid college years, notably: Maid Myriad, Via Lotus, and MINTS. These bands were mostly indie, rock, jazz, and experimental styles. Between the groups, he has been featured on 5 records and has been on a few short tours.
Kevin was the music director at Young Actors Studio, a children’s theater, from 2011-2013. He was also director of music and accompanist at Trinity United Church of Christ from 2013-2015. Kevin graduated from University of Akron in 2015 with a B.M. in Piano Performance. He then moved to Denver with his wife Angela in 2015 to study jazz piano with Eric Gunnison at the Lamont School of Music.
Kevin graduated from the University of Denver in 2017 with a Master of Music in Jazz Studies.
Kevin has been teaching private lessons for nearly a decade. Kevin states, “Music makes you a smarter person, and really jumpstarts the brain. I believe music can be learned at any stage in life, even just for fun. It is a big part of many people’s lives, no matter if they see that or not.”
The Kevin Klemm Studio officially opened in 2017. He balances a varied career as a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, accompanist, arranger and composer. He is also working at Corona Presbyterian Church as accompanist and drummer, and teaching at Avanti Music Academy. Kevin plans to stay in Denver and continue pursuing music in this prosperous and growing scene.
Master of Music in Jazz Studies • University of Denver • 2017
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance • University of Akron • 2015
Piano Pedagogy Certificate • University of Akron • 2015
Accompanist • Drummer • Corona Presbyterian Church • Denver, CO • May 2016-Present
Music Director • Accompanist • Organist • Trinity UCC • Akron, OH • March 2013-July 2015
Music Director • Accompanist • Young Actors Studio • Hudson, OH • Oct. 2011-Sept. 2013
Kevin uses Zildjan and Sabian cymbals, Ludwig and Mapex drums, and Vic Firth sticks.