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Keith Medina

Keith Sugaran Medina (April 30, 1995) is a gospel drummer from the Philippines.

Family Background

His parents are the host pastors of River of Life Family Worship Center. Coming from a music-minded family, he obviously acquired his special skills from the bloodline of his parents. His father, Brendo, is a musician. He is a Bachelor of Music graduate and plays piano. He also conducts a choir. Keith’s mother, Lisa, is a keyboardist and also sings.


Keith finished high school in Panabo National High School in the Basic Education Curriculum program. He is now taking a degree in Entrepreneurship as a junior in Ateneo de Davao University.

As for Keith’s music education, he had a unique experience. He was enrolling at River of Life Music School, their church’s music school for him to learn basic drums. Unfortunately, Keith was left by his teacher Jaypee Mapoy because of working reasons and left for Malaysia. Keith continued to learn by ear and by observing various drummers throughout the city. During the summer of 2013 he attended Michael Alba’s (a Zildjian Artist) clinic. It was his second time to learn formally (with a teacher). Keith even became a 3rd placer during the Michael Alba Drumometer Challenge in Davao City. Keith is considered to be a prodigy.

Current work

He is still working with the Fresh Start Band up to today. His band plays every Friday at Hang-Out Center Plus, a project of Touch Of Hope Foundation Inc. He is also teaching drums every weekend for free as his help for the TOHFI Organization. He plays Tama drums and uses Zildjian Drumsticks, and Zildjian cymbals. He also uses Gibraltar Hardware and Evans Drumheads

Keith's set up

Keith's current set-up is a Tama Superstar with a Copper Mist finish and Iron Cobra Pedals. He also has Zildjian K cymbals. His set also has Evans G2 heads, and Shure Microphones.

Tama Superstar specs:

  • 18×22 Bass Drum
  • 8×10 Tom-tom
  • 9×12 Tom-tom
  • 11×14 Floor Tom
  • 5.5×14 Snare Drum

Zildjian K specs:

  • Zildjian K 14” Mastersound Hi-Hats
  • Zildjian K 20” Custom Session Ride
  • Zildjian K 18” Custom Fast Crash

drummers/keith_medina.txt · Last modified: 2013/08/19 10:49 by kmedina
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