Phill KirbyHickory Arts

Phill Kirby has played Drums & Percussion on numerous album projects as well as performed with many regional and East coast touring artists and bands such as Day Seventeen, Baby Snakes, Heavy Weather, Joytown, Goodfoot, George “Scoot” Pitman, Jr., Chris Church, Andrea Reese, Will Willis, Brent Joyce, Lys Sparrow, Jeff Hartman and more. Phill has shared the stage with Corey Stevens & Texas Flood, Dexter Freebish, Southern Culture on the Skids, Rat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, Cowboy Mouth and Angie Aparo, to name a few. He has been a percussionist for the Western Piedmont Symphony & the Western Piedmont Chamber Orchestra. He has toured the U.S. & Canada as a percussionist for Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps. He holds a Degree in Percussion from Lenoir-Rhyne College.

Phill is available via Skype from Nashville to Hickory Arts. Lessons can focus on several areas. For beginners it is important to start with proper technique as well as learning how to read music. Once you have proper technique and the reading skills it is important to develop your listening skills. Listening to a variety of musical styles and learning to play multiple styles of music will put you on the path towards becoming a working musician.

Phill is also available for lessons to teach Ableton Live and many facets of music technology, including electronic percussion, MIDI, looping, syncing and working with DAW’s.

Lessons can also focus on Hand percussion.

In today’s musical climate, it pays to diversify. Don’t let that next gig go to someone more qualified.

Available for Session, Demos and E-Sessions

E-Sessions allow you to email Phill your tracks and he will record his drums, edit them, and return his drum tracks so you can add the drum tracks into your sessions and mix/master your song with real, recorded drums from a real drummer. Kirby can send MIDI tracks, as well.

Ableton Live Specialist

Phill is available to help you with your Ableton Live music production needs. Anything from creating and syncing loops and backing tracks, to helping you set up a full, live set to propel your next live show to new musical heights. Ableton Live is a powerful software tool that can handle all your Audio, MIDI, Video and DMX lighting needs.