Keelan McDorman (Drums)

Drums, Percussion

Keelan is a drummer of over 17 years, a Colorado native, and a lifelong musician. He sees music as a fulfillment of his life purpose and passion rather than merely a job/career. Whether it be having played drums as a full time member of 7 bands, recording over 120 songs on drums for various artists around the world, or playing gigs around Colorado at venues of different sizes, Keelan has been fully immersed in drums and music for nearly his entire life. He also has a passion for songwriting, and his solo recording project “Openness” has garnered over a million streams on Spotify. 

As an educator, Keelan aims to pave the way for students to be able to express themselves creatively on the drums and to be able to harness the power of music to embellish all aspects of their lives. Keelan holds a bachelor’s degree in Drum Kit Performance from the University of Colorado Denver. His students can expect a unique experience tailored to them and their own musical direction, while also receiving the tools to be a well rounded drummer and musician. A fun, friendly, easygoing yet impactful atmosphere is what his teaching philosophy is built upon. The musical wisdom of Keelan’s own mentors and over a decade of private drum lessons as a student of renowned drummers will be vicariously passed down to his students through his teaching.

There is a Japanese concept called “ikigai,” which is the intersection of what you love, what you’re good at, what you can be paid for, and what the world needs. For Keelan, music is his ikigai.