Karla Martin

United States

I started playing in 1985 when female drummers didn’t get a lot of encouragement. I have never regretted that decision. It has been my joy and privilege to wake up every day and Choose Drums. If you’re even thinking or wondering if you might be able to play, do it! Choose Drums, you won’t believe what they will give back to you! I’m 67 now and age disappears when you sit behind your drum kit. There is always something new to learn, the excitement of mastering a worked on rhythm. Drums will bring out emotions and feelings that you can’t readily explain. You have something to give the world and choosing drums will help you tell your story!

I am playing a 5 pc Pearl Export kit with a Trixon Hand-Hammered Copper Snare, All A Custom Zildjian cymbals, Evans Red Hydraulic heads, Promark 5A Forward sticks. I play in a 4pc 80’s band, Relentless. My Daughter, Jennifer is our fantastic Singer! I love being her drummer. She calls me “Mother Drummer”!!


  1. rasila queen on March 24, 2022 at 5:38 am

    Holy drumsticks, Karla, you picked the same song I did for the contest last year! We each had a very different take on it. I just love that song. I also started drumming very late in life and of course it was one of the best things I ever did for myself. Still drumming at 74 and getting better all the time. Gjreat job and good luck. You have a good start.


    • Karla Martin on March 24, 2022 at 11:27 am

      Queenie, I did not know that! Thanks for the encouragement! I think they should have a category for us “true seniors”! LOL!!!

  2. Loladrums on April 12, 2022 at 11:15 am

    Great song! Love the vibe of your cover!

  3. rasila queen on April 13, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    Congratulations! So happy for you.


    • Karla Martin on April 16, 2022 at 6:15 am

      Thank You, Queenie!!

  4. Rikki Woods on April 15, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    You give off fabulous vibes! I enjoyed this very much!

    • Karla Martin on April 16, 2022 at 6:16 am

      Thank You, Rikki, I appreciate your kind words!!

  5. MariaWulf MariaWulf on April 21, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Karla, I loved your choice of music and your empowerment statement. At age 49, I look forward to still playing at 67!

    • KJMDDM1972 KJMDDM1972 on April 22, 2022 at 11:39 pm

      Thank You, Maria, for your great comment!! I love drumming and I hope I can continue “forever”!!

  6. tgriffin272 on April 27, 2022 at 10:33 am

    You know I’m not just a friend but a fan! Wish you the best of luck!!!


    • KJMDDM1972 KJMDDM1972 on April 28, 2022 at 4:48 am

      Tina, that’s the best thing you could have ever said to me!!! Thank you for all your love through the years!!

      • tgriffin272 on May 6, 2022 at 11:00 am

        We maybe miles apart but in my book we will always be friends

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