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Professional Drummer and Drum Instructor


Kirk Kalbfleisch is a professional freelance drummer and drum instructor based out of Portland, OR. Originally from Las Vegas, Kirk attended the University of Portland where he continued his studies in jazz drumming. For years, Kirk has been an active member in Portland's local and touring music scene, playing with bands and artists such as Haley Johnson, Reva Devito, Mbrascatu, Reb + the Good News, Isabeau Waia'u Walker, World's Finest, Outer Orbit, Coco Columbia, Amber Sweeney, Jake Capistran, and Toothbone. Kirk is a founding member of D.V.R., a Portland-based original project comprised of Matt Sazima and Sam Arnold. Kirk also leads and drums for Rose Tinted, a hip-hop group comprised of Celly (turntables), MLTZR (electronics), and Sam Arnold (bass). 


As a drum educator, Kirk teaches through his own drum studio, Kirk Kalbfleisch Drum Academy. After 10+ years of teaching experience and developing his own program though one of the best music schools in Portland, Kirk now offers students one of the best value drum programs in the community. 

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