We are very pleased to announce that Kyle Forsthoff has joined Fellswater as our first full-time percussionist. Kyle had played our last two gigs as a guest artist.
Kyle Forsthoff is a diverse percussion performer and educator based in Rhode Island. He is currently the percussionist for a number of ensembles located throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including Fellswater, Shindig, Deaf Reverend, Shamanic, the Island Time Steel Band, and the L’Esperance Mandolin Orchestra. Also an active member of the Fife & Drum community, he is currently the Drum Sergeant of the Kentish Guards and the percussion instructor for the William Diamond Juniors. He teaches at The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance and has held positions at Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island. Kyle has earned degrees in music education and performance from the University of Kentucky and Arizona State University and is a proud endorsing artist for Yamaha Percussion, Innovative Percussion Sticks and Mallets, and the Cooperman Drum Company. Keep up to date with his activities at www.kyleforsthoff.com.
Kyle plays bodhran, djembe and dumbek with Fellswater.