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Marisa

Hey, I’m Marisa! I started drumming around 15 years old and have been playing for over a decade. Growing up, I played the flute for a few years, then guitar, and one day while at my local music shop for lessons I decided to take “just one” drum lesson to learn the basics; in 45 minutes, I had already learned my first song and was completely hooked!

After playing for a year or so, I attended an all-girls rock camp at the Institute for the Musical Arts and it was the first time I had the opportunity to meet other female musicians and be taught by talented women in the industry. I’m forever grateful for that experience as it left me with so much more confidence, passion, and skill as well as lifelong friends and mentors.

This past year has highlighted how important it is to find what brings you happiness, and for me that’s playing drums. Drumming has helped me through so much in life and has given me an outlet for everything from anger and frustration, to stress and anxiety. It is my release and brings me so much joy and calm. While it’s exciting to practice an instrument to progress and improve, it’s just as important to play for the way it makes you feel. I love watching people light up while playing their instrument and I’m especially inspired and empowered by other female musicians in my life as well as drummers like Anika Nilles, Cindy Blackman, Sheila E., and Kristina Schiano – the world needs more of us!

Thanks for reading & watching,
xx Marisa

IG: @marisadrums

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17 Comments

  1. Janine C. Fox on March 22, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    I’m so proud of you, Marisa. You’re amazing and I love watching you play. Best of luck to you! Janine @jfoxaladydrummer

    • marisax on March 25, 2021 at 6:32 am

      Thanks so much for your support Janine!

  2. Janelle Burdell on April 19, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Pocket for days and knows the lyrics! You def get my Vote! Sounds great! ✨👏🔥

    • marisax on April 22, 2021 at 11:32 am

      Thanks Janelle!! Always appreciate your support! 🤩💙

  3. Lourdes Lollipop on April 19, 2021 at 8:16 am

    Hi Marisa, you’re so amazing. i wish you a very good luck, keep drumming & doing something that you like. Voted for you 🙂

    Lourdes

    • marisax on April 22, 2021 at 11:35 am

      Thanks so much Lourdes!! I’m rooting for you too!

  4. Kathy Donato on April 19, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Hi Marisa,
    Harry and I are so proud of you.

    Love,
    Kathy and Harry Donato

    • marisax on April 22, 2021 at 11:37 am

      Thank you Kathy!! Really appreciate your support!

  5. Robert English on April 19, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Marisa, you’re kickin’ it on those drums!! The sound you get, and the obvious ease and joy you take in it, are an inspiration!!! Love, CousinBobbyEEEEEEEEE

    • marisax on April 22, 2021 at 11:38 am

      Thanks Bobby!!! That means a lot, thanks for watching and voting!

  6. sintia on April 20, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Love this!

    • marisax on April 22, 2021 at 11:38 am

      Thank you!! 💙

  7. Randi on April 25, 2021 at 8:08 am

    You go girl Randi!!!!!🦋😉

    • marisax on April 28, 2021 at 8:43 pm

      Thanks Randi!! 💙

  8. jatsil@aol.com on April 25, 2021 at 8:11 am

    You go girl …… Randi 🦋😉

  9. PunkMom on April 30, 2021 at 6:24 am

    My favorite drummer!!!!

    • marisax on May 2, 2021 at 9:00 am

      Thank you!! 🙏🥁

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