Urie Kline


Urie began playing music at the age of 12 and like most US drummers, he came up through concert and marching bands, culminating with a season each as center snare at the University of Pittsburgh’s drumline and bass captain with Three Rivers Indoor Percussion Ensemble. Urie also developed his fascination with drumming as a global phenomenon during his time at the University of Pittsburgh, joining Pittsburgh Taiko as a founding member in 2009, playing with the school’s Sundanese gamelan ensemble, and studying tabla privately under Samir Chatterjee. Following his time at Pitt, Urie moved to Honolulu to study under venerable taiko artist Kenny Endo,
an experience that inspired him to start Lyco Taiko when he returned to the Williamsport area in 2015. Urie currently teaches the World Drumming Lab at Lycoming College, where he has been an adjunct faculty member since 2015. He also serves as the marching percussion instructor at Jersey Shore High School. Additionally, he plays in several local bands as a drummer and percussionist, has conducted workshops throughout the state of Pennsylvania.