Who We Are

Round Rock Drums provides a caring and encouraging atmosphere where kids explore their percussive potential. Our talented staff writes exciting original performances (solo and group) not only using traditional instruments, but other noise-producing vessels such as buckets, cans, pipes and more…

We are a place where confident drummers improve their skills and where beginners are encouraged to take their first steps toward a lifelong love of music.

Meet the Team


Ed Francis

Master Drum Coach
Our Master Drum Coach, Ed Francis (students call him Mr. Ed), graduated from the Austin Graduate School of Theology, Austin, Texas, USA. After years of marching in high school bands, competing in the Jr. Drum Corps, touring with the USAF World Wide Talent Contests and performing in local bands, Mr. Ed decided to bring his passion for percussion into the heart of his community where he began teaching as a drum coach at Round Rock Drums and also co-founded Rhythm Workshops. The latter being a non-profit dedicated to bringing musical experiences into the community, at no cost to the children – focusing on groups of people who have little access to making music. He also devoted 8 years in the USAF as a Mental Health Unit Specialist working at an Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, Substance Abuse Recovery Center and as the NCOIC of the Department of Neuropsychology. After serving his country, Mr. Ed worked for the Center for Health Care Services MH/MR where he served adults with special needs. Mr. Ed never forgot how music and drumming helped him to work through the pain of growing up in an abusive and dysfunctional home environment. It’s worth mentioning that Mr. Ed is featured in the London produced film, “The Rhythm Session,” interviewed live with his students on Drum Talk TV, and part of his life’s story is included in the book, “From Bullied to Brilliant.” The students and parents at Round Rock Drums appreciate what Mr. Ed brings to our program.

Kim Francis

Administrator & Operations
In her former life, Kim Francis worked for a healthcare lobbying group. She planned events and assisted with legislative research. When she began her family, Ms. Francis opted to stay home to raise her 5 boys. During this time, she found activism through the education system. Ms. Francis has served on numerous boards and committees at RRISD. Currently, she serves as the President of the Stony Point Area Orchestra Boosters and the Parent/Community Relations Representative for the Stony Point Area Band Boosters. She is also the Event Coordinator for Round Rock Drums and the Grant Writer for Rhythm Workshops. After years of study, Ms. Francis is nearing completion of a BS in Marketing w/concentration in Social Media Marketing with plans to complete a MPA in Social Policy. Ms. Francis is passionate about the importance of music education because she has lived it on a personal level and knows how it is beneficial to children. The very best thing Ms. Francis does is ensure the students and their family’s have a great experience here at Round Rock Drums.

Rebbeca Dillon

Assistant Drum Coach
Our Assistant Drum Coach, Rebecca Dillon (students call her Ms. Rebecca), is an accomplished drummer who has over 300 performances under her belt, and is great with kids. Ms. Rebecca has completed an intensive 6 month training program with our Master Drum Coach here at Round Rock Drums, writes music for our special performances, and is an active member of Rhythm Workshops where she helps kids learn who can not afford private lessons. She conducts group classes, provides private lessons and encourages kids. Ms. Rebecca is passionate about creating a caring atmosphere where kids feel inspired to learn and to grow. Here are some words about Ms. Rebecca from our Master Drum Coach: “We are so very happy to have Rebecca on our team. She has an excellent sense of timing, a strong work ethic, and truly cares about kids. I’m glad we found Ms. Rebecca and look forward to having more of her creative influence in our shows.” Dedicated, passionate, and a great role model for kids everywhere. Ms. Rebecca adds to the lives of the people she meets. We are lucky to have Ms. Rebecca working with the kids here at Round Rock Drums.
2342Students Taught
25Years Teaching
2000Gigs Played
981240Fun Had

Our Services

  • Private Lessons

  • 1-on-1 Interaction
  • Learn Quickest
  • Attention
  • Mastery
  • Group Lessons

  • Affordable
  • Accountability with Friends
  • Learn Quickly
  • Don't Be Scared
  • Workshops

  • Learn to Specialize
  • Up to 20 Students
  • Hone a New Skill
  • Something
  • Drum Show

  • We'll Bring Our Students
  • Put on an Awesome Show
  • Something Cool
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