Alan Keown has been a percussion teacher and arranger in the Pacific Northwest since 1980. He spent many of those years as a drumset and orchestral performer as well as marching percussion specialist at the University of Oregon, Oregon State University and various high school programs.
He has been involved with Ted Turner's Goodwill Games Ceremonies as well as the competitive tour sponsored by Drum Corps International and is has been very active in the winter drumline activity.
Alan is a clinician for Yamaha Drums, Vic Firth sticks & mallets, Remo drumheads, Sabian cymbals, Offworld practice pads, and is the founder of the Alan Keown Marching Percussion Camp, held in Eugene, Oregon since 1989.
Mr. Keown publishes marching band music with Matrix Publishing Company, concert percussion literature with Alfred Publishing and Tapspace Publications and indoor drumline shows with Marching Show Concepts.
"I play REMO because the heads give me amazing sounds and are very consistent !"