Kevin “Chops” Brown is a native of San Diego who settled in Chicago after attending Northwestern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Communication. He serves as Director of Education of Be the Groove, a rhythmic dance and percussion ensemble founded in 2006 that performs at theaters, schools, and community events throughout Chicago and provides educational workshops and master classes to students of all ages. Kevin also plays drums for various theater companies and musical projects, and works as a Teaching Artist with the Education Outreach program at Old Town School of Folk Music. When not performing or teaching, you can find him helping guests enjoy their experiences at Thalia Hall in Pilsen and The Promontory in Hyde Park. He loves to share his passion for rhythm in all forms with students and audiences of any background.
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