Jerry Goldenson


Oral History Information

Jerry Goldenson has always had a love for music growing up and has many fond memories of playing drums in clubs and weddings as early as 12 years old. He later toured and recorded with many bands over the years but found a home in the music industry in a retail music store as his day job at Pianos N’ Stuff Music. That was the start of a musical journey that married his business acumen and education with his love of music. As with many of our leaders, working in retail was only the beginning. Jerry’s dream of combining his passion for music and business gained traction with escalating roles in all aspects of our industry, from sales, marketing, operations, artist relations and product/brand management, with gigs at Sonor, Mapex and Pearl to name a few. His industry experience and reputation got the attention of KHS for whom he became president in 2016. It has been a whirlwind ride but one driven by his belief that music is an essential part of life and success is driven by finding ways to make a difference in the lives around you whether it’s bringing new products to market, encouraging his employees or maintaining an unrelenting focus on his sense of purpose and responsibility to his team, educators, artist and our industry.