At age 5, Fred Coury started taking violin lessons. At age 6 he participated in his first public performance. Between the ages of 7 and 9 he studied at the Beirut Conservatory of Music in Beirut, Lebanon. At age 10 he added the trumpet to his repertoire. Finally, at age 12 he started to play the drums.
At age 14 Fred saw The Who perform in Toronto, Canada at CNE Stadium. This was the moment where Coury realized that performing and being a professional drummer was his destiny. While many told him to stop dreaming and get a real job, he was encouraged by his close friends to carry on. In just five short years Fred returned to CNE Stadium to perform with Cinderella.