Hi there, I am Claudia and I have had a love for drums and music at a really young age. I took up drumming under the guidance and teaching of my first memorable drum instructor Wayne Gideon who taught and showed me to groove on the drums, playing tracks by James Brown etc. Since then, I developed a passion for funk/rock drumming. Drumming to funk music is really one of the best feelings in the world! At the age of 19/20 I took lessons from Deon who taught me how to groove in different time signatures, venturing more into progressive rock. Apart from that, I love drumming casually to rock/ indie-rock music too. My drummer influences are Chad Smith, Dave Grohl, John Bonham and Matt Tong and my drum idols are Neil Peart, Mike Portnoy and Steve Gadd.
Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Pharmacology and used to play for bands as a casual drummer in Melbourne (pre-COVID and lockdowns..). Science and drumming are my true passions in life and I am definitely hoping to further develop myself as a drummer in the years to come.