See Ed’s children’s book that he co-wrote with his daughter!
Drumming with Dexter: Drumming Through the Jungle
Ed Keegan is the owner of Rhythm Connect, offering unique family-friendly interactive music experiences for all ages . . . in Fairport, NY. For Ed, Rhythm Connect is more than a business, it is a way of life and he has dedicated his life to helping others learn, work, and live in rhythm.
Ed began drumming in the 4th grade school band, and learned to play drum set by watching others, and practicing on stacks of books arranged on his desk at home. Eventually he upgraded to a used drum set that he worked odd jobs to help pay for. From that point on, drums became a passion and have been a significant part of his life ever since.
Ed is a professional drummer/percussionist and rhythm facilitator with over 20 years experience. He holds a BA and MA in the area of communication, is a graduate of the U.S. Army School of Music, and served as a drummer/percussionist with the 82nd. Airborne Division Band. He is a teaching artist with Young Audiences of Rochester, NY (YA/Rhythm Connect), and offers rhythm-based arts-in-education programs in schools and field trips to Rhythm Connect. He also has advanced training in rhythm facilitation with Arthur Hull (pioneer in group rhythm facilitation), Jim Boneau (rhythm facilitator and Corporate trainer), Dr. Barry Bittman & Christine Stevens (Health Rhythms co-founders and facilitators). Ed is a warm and energizing facilitator/instructor who has the ability to simultaneously engage participants and put them at ease.
Ed currently lives in Fairport, NY (outside of Rochester) with his wife Karen of more than 25 years, his daughters Rebekah and Sarah, and their dog Bongo. He is the drummer/percussionist with the band Lester Funk, the Rhythm Connect House Band, and at Irondequoit Vineyard Church.