// Kevin W. McKinney
Kevin currently resides in the Ann Arbor area.
Kevin W. McKinney is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator originally from the Cleveland area. Kevin earned a bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in Jazz & Improvised Music from the University of Nevada, Reno. Kevin performs regularly on various instruments in a wide range of musical settings including jazz, hip hop, Bulgarian/Macedonian folk and wedding music, freely improvised music and others. Kevin has maintained a private teaching studio for over fifteen years. Kevin plays a Yamaha Custom Z alto saxophone with a Vandoren Jumbo Java A45 mouthpiece and a size 2 Vandoren red box reed.
While saxophone is Kevin's main performing instrument, he began studying piano at age 4. Over the past decade Kevin has played piano/keyboards with many different performing groups, worked as an accompanist with vocalists/performing arts groups, led parish bands and music teams, written and performed various solo piano works, written and arranged pieces for groups across the country, and led a working piano trio in the Ann Arbor area. Kevin considers the piano to be an integral part of his musical journey.
Kevin is currently the Director of Music Education at Go Like The Wind Montessori in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. In this role Kevin teaches general music to infants through 8th graders. Kevin is also the Band Director at Livingston Classical Academy, also in Whitmore Lake.
you can contact Kevin for:
1) A performance opportunity
2) An instructional video request
3) A request for a private lesson