Jon Kois lives in Philadelphia, PA and has been a Pennsylvania native all of his life. He took up the drums at a young age and wanted to emulate his heroes in his style and play. Among his influences are Neil Peart, Vinnie Appice, and Peter Criss.
While his favorite genre is Heavy Metal, he has studied all forms of percussion. He realized the importance of Jazz and Latin beats, and how they can be used to fortify any method of play. Part of his writing strategy is to break away from traditional frameworks, and bring different flavors to each song no matter what the genre.
Over the years, he has been sought after by many producers, and has collaborated with some of the best in the business. Soon after, he realized that teaching the drums came very naturally to him. Even his early students said that his instructions are easy to follow, and they were motivated to practice and improve.
Below are some pieces of his music history, and his resume continues to grow…