Ed Kearns

Ed Kearns
Ralph Center for the Arts #153


  • BM, Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)

Areas of Instruction:
Applied Percussion

Ed is currently the Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Ed attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN where he received a full music scholarship and a bachelor’s degree in music education with percussion emphasis under Professor David Steinquest.  Ed was section leader for 3 years in both the marching band drum line and concert wind ensemble.  He was also chosen as a marimba soloist for their concerto festival and performed in the percussion ensemble and orchestra.  In addition, he played drum set for several musical theater productions and was a percussion instructor for several high schools in the Clarksville area.

Ed has been teaching percussion for over 25 years with many successful music programs in the Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana region including:  Madisonville North Hopkins, Daviess County, Owensboro Senior, Webster County, Apollo, Mt. Vernon, South Spencer, and Heritage Hills high schools.

Ed continues to be in high demand for performing and teaching private lessons.  He also plays drum set for the Walnut Memorial Baptist Church praise band and the 2nd Street Big Band.  Ed enjoys spending free time with his wife of 17 years, Jennifer, his 15-year old daughter, Larissa, and his 18-month old daughter, Raelyn.