Bernard Keith Boyer was born and raised in Akron Ohio. He received his first drum set at the tender age of six. At age 10, Keith made his drumming debut, at Rankin Elementary School’s annual Christmas program. He received a standing ovation and high praises for his performance. During high school, it wasn’t long before his drumming abilities were discovered by the school’s music department and the jazz band. The instructor wasted no time ushering him into the band! In his senior year, Keith went on to win the Louis B. Armstrong Jazz Award - being voted the school’s most outstanding musician. Keith also played his drums while in the military. He played for the University of Akron’s Gospel choir where he went on to receive a degree in liberal arts and music. Keith has been a Guitar Center Drum Off runner up in both 2004 & 2009. He has also judged contests for the event as well. Finally, Keith greatest musical accomplishment has been using his gift to develop and grow drumming skillsets in many drummers. Especially, in young up-and-coming drummers. Now these young drummers are stepping out and walking in open doors where they are now using their gifts in the music arena.