Maria Del Carmen
My name is Maria Del Carmen/Mater Tenebrarum. I'm a Brooklyn-born artist, arts educator, organizer, y multi-instrumentalist. I recently started playing guitar and keys, but my first and deepest love is & always will be the drums. When I was 15 I had a dream that I went to a Green Day concert and hung out with Billie Joe Armstrong afterwards. At some point when we were walking and chatting he stopped, turned to me, put his hands on my shoulders, and said "Maria, you're going to be a drummer." Then I woke up. I never considered it before but the message was so direct I felt I had to. I begged my parents for drum lessons, promising it would be my bday and xmas wish (my bday's on the 27th), so they paid for 3 months of lessons, once a week with a jazz drummer named Art at Maggio's Mysic School in Bensonhurst. There I learned the basics of stick control, rudiments, & coordination- once we couldnt afford to keep paying I continued self-teaching and joined my first band later that year. I started playing blues (favorite genre to play) and lots of Beatles&White Stripes covers, but later worked on speed & moved into making punk music- in recent years i've been exploring metal (trying to get my hands on a double bass pedal). Thankfully I have my dear franken-set at home which I try to play lightly for my neighbors sake. My baby's a craigslist, thrift, & 2nd hand ddrum/mapex/ludwig/alesis/zildjian/sabian mix 🙂
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