Ken Serio

Independent / Educator

Ken Serio

Ken Serio
The Ken Serio Trio

Toured with various acts in Europe, USA, and Canada.

New York session musician, solo artist, and band leader of The Ken Serio Trio.

Independent educator teaching students privately for over 30 years and performing clinics for Dream Cymbals.

Ken brings first-hand experience from his tours with some of the music industry's top names and his successful recording history.

Ken continues to be a highly in-demand drummer in New York City’s busy session scene.

1982 Received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music
1987-1990 University Of Rhode Island Music Major
Recipient of multiple performance awards.

Over 20 years private study with the great Joe Morello, Ken's Mentor.

3 years private study with Kenwood Dennard
2 years private study with Zack Danziger

Relevant Experience
Various tours, recording sessions, and CDs with some of jazz, blues, and pop’s top artists including bassist Mark Egan, guitarist Vic Juris, blues great Ronnie Earl, saxophonist David Mann, keyboardist Gil Goldstein, guitarist Pete McCann, drummer Danny Gottlieb, guitarist Billy Eric, blues great Popa Chubby, guitarist Bill Turner (Bill Haley and the Comets), Dem Brooklyn Bums, Scott Waters, Enrico Granafei, Chris Geith, Faye Green, Tomoko Ohno, Sinan Bakir, Gary Mazzoropppi and more.

As an in-demand session drummer, Ken has worked with Alicia Keys,The Beastie Boys, Joey Ramone, composer Philip Glass, and contributed to commercial jingles heard around the world.

Also a successful solo artist and band leader, having 11 CDs out under his own name.

Ken is endorsed by Sonor Drums, SJC Drums, Dream Cymbals, Hotsticks Drumsticks, Axis Pedals, Protection Racket cases, and Mike Balter Mallets.

Thoughts on Teaching
"I believe my success as a drum instructor stems from my desire for my students to improve and that I genuinely care about their progress, just as my many teachers cared about me.

I like to think that I’m carrying on in their footsteps."