I started drumming at the age of 10 via our school music class, and fell in love! My mom told me we couldn't afford it, but the music teacher assured me it wouldn't cost much to get started. And so, I got some sticks and a practice pad and focused on drumming in the school band. I marched in my HS band and then went on to participate in drum and bugle corps into my 20's. That seems like a lifetime ago, for sure! Over the years, I came to the realization that those tenor drums were crazy heavy and I would not be able to continue to march and play. If I wanted to continue to drum, I would have to learn to sit and play 🙂 I acquired a kit in my 30's and have played various musicals. I continue to try to learn and grow with my abilities, knowing that it's not too late to improve, as long as I'm breathing! One of my true joys is being part of the worship team at church and playing for the One who gave me this talent to begin with.