Kaylee Bonatakis is a versatile percussionist, currently residing in Salem, Oregon where she freelances as both an educator and performer. Passionate about youth empowerment through music, she worked for Music Across Oregon, an Americorps outreach program that provides underserved rural communities with quality music education. As a performer, she specializes in chamber music and has a fondness for promoting and expanding the contemporary percussion literature. She currently plays with Salem-based bands The Center Mass String Quartet and MARC & the Horsejerks. Kaylee holds an M.A. in percussion performance from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a B.M. from the University of Central Florida.

Kaylee is available for private lessons in drums and percussion.