Our Vision

  • To connect with all drummers in a special way.
  • To be available when drummers need us, even after hours in the case of musical emergencies.
  • To be a leader in stocking new percussion items.
  • To maintain the best sales and teaching staff in Kentucky.
  • To keep drummers informed of new products, events and special sales.
  • To create a laid back artist environment where all musicians want to come hang out and network.
  • To rekindle the passion of drummers who have put their music on hold to focus on other areas of their lives.
  • To help all percussionists achieve their dreams.

Our Future Goals

  • Show appreciation for our students with special discounts, student spotlights, and educational drum clinics and workshops.
  • Create drumming excitement through hosting special clinics and workshops.
  • Highlight local drummers and local bands.
  • Host charity percussion events to help the community.
  • Assemble percussion summer camps for the youth of Lexington and the surrounding counties.

Russ and Sandy Highland

Russ and Sandy Highland, the current owners of the Drum Center of Lexington, purchased the business from Candice Toole on June 26th, 2007. Russ and Sandy have been married since 1990, and both have lived in Lexington most of their lives. In addition, both Russ and Sandy have an extreme passion and respect for music.

Russ Highland has been drumming since the age of 13, and he was one of Kevin’s first customers at the Drum Center of Lexington. He has drummed for many area…

Sandy Highland comes from a large family of vocalists, songwriters, and musicians. She has served as a background vocalist for several country and Christian music published recordings. Sandy is currently…

Kevin Toole opened the Drum Center of Lexington in 1993. In 2006, he was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. He passed away on June 11, 2007. He is survived by his wife Candice and his two daughters, Hannah and Meagan.

We are currently looking to add more pictures and articles about Kevin Toole to our website. If you have any pictures or articles you would like to share with us, please email drumcenterlex@twc.com. Thanks!