Lea M Torregiano

As a 60-something and after about 11+ years of playing drums, it continues to be one of my main passions in life! Being a part of the Drumeo community and playing with our band, tbd, inc., adds to the fun and keeps me challenged.
My entry video is a clip from a tbd, inc. improv jam called “You Can’t Take Me Down”. [The clip starts about 12 minutes into a 22-minute jam.] To hear the entire session, check us out on our channels on YouTube, SoundCloud, and Facebook! Making it up as we go along pushes us to stay in the present moment in a creative energy! To Michael, Dave and Sora . . . I can’t wait until we can get back to making music!
It’s awesome each year to watch the entries of the girls and women who post their videos in support of the Hit Like A Girl contest. This year it’s especially important to stay connected to each other, and what better way than to share our passion for playing drums! Stay healthy and safe, everyone, and keep on healing the world one beat at a time!

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  1. giovannatakakibottai on April 20, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Great job Lea!! Good luck in the Contest. 😊

    • Lea T. on April 25, 2020 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks for watching, Giovanna! I appreciate the good wishes:)

  2. Rasila Queen on April 24, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Good to see and hear you, Lea. I love improv too. Am slowly working my wa y towards jazz for that reason. Very solid and groovy. I will be quitting Drumeo when my subscription runs out, since I am retired now and my income went waaay down. On the plus side, I have lots of time to practice now, and there is so much free lessons on the internet now. I am currently following Penny Larson, last year’s winner in out age group. She puts out weekly lessons for free, starting from zero. It is good for me because I have had many gaps in my training and going back to scratch I can identify them and learn. She is very good! Good luck. I hope they do one more weekly winner because so many last minute entries

    • Lea T. on April 25, 2020 at 5:15 pm

      Hi Queenie! It’s cool that you have a solid plan for continuing your drum lessons. I know you’ll have fun with that! Thanks for watching my video, and our band can’t wait to get our jams going again as soon as things get back on track! My husband is the band’s bass player, so at least the two of us can play together:)

  3. Dana on April 25, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Loved the groove here. I would love to play in a band setting one day.

    • Lea T. on April 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm

      Thanks, Dana! I’m happy you enjoyed the music from our band:) It’s a cool challenge to make everything up in the moment, and playing with others is the best way to improve your skills! I hope you’ll get to experience that one day!

  4. samanddan1 on April 27, 2020 at 12:40 am

    Great to see you still grooving Lea😊

    • Lea T. on April 28, 2020 at 2:19 pm

      Hi Samantha! Good to hear from you. Yeah, I’ve been missing fromWotE and Drumeo for a bit due to some health issues, but happy to say all is mostly well, and I’m getting myself back on track with my drumming! I hope things are great with you and you’re staying healthy and safe.

  5. Annette on May 6, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Hit like a girl No! Hit like a woman Yes!
    Loving to watch and listen to this awesome band!
    Keep doing your passion!

    • Lea T. on May 9, 2020 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks for your support, and for as long as I’m able to play, I certainly will! I never take that for granted. Very grateful!

  6. FranR on May 8, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Whoohooo, you passed your goal of 100 votes <3 Awesome! You rock!

    • Lea T. on May 9, 2020 at 8:11 pm

      It feels great to exceed my goal, and I really appreciate the support from a Drumeo friend, Fran. Thanks so much!

  7. Vera Figuereido on May 18, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Staying challenged and hopeful is what we need to stay alive. That’s it Lea! Stay safe! Best!

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