Troy Kunkler

Instruments Taught: Piano, Drums

Troy began playing percussion in middle school band. He went on to study music at Ohio University, where he studied classical percussion with Roger Braun and Joseph VanHassel and drum set with Guy Remonko. In college, Troy participated in as many ensembles as possible and was known for borrowing large stacks of scores from the library to read through. Since college, Troy has played, toured, and recorded with a variety of bands and ensembles on drum set, bass, and vibraphone. Some past projects include: Radarhill (, Mosses (, and a rock opera written by local composer Nick Weckman about worms taking over the planet entitled “Worms Rise Up” ( Currently, Troy plays drums with October Ember (, The Francis Bacon Band (, guitarist Mike Sopko (, bass with Marvin The Robot (, and drums and vibraphone as a soloist, bandleader and freelancer. As an instructor, Troy has taught students of all ages and loves to help people find joy playing music and develop their unique sound based on their interests and influences. Outside of music, Troy enjoys being outdoors, running, tennis, card games, and movies.