Niri Shaul

Hi, I’m Niri.
About 4 years ago, I bought myself a 39th birthday present – a drum lesson, without any intention for something serious to happen, with no experience, and with lots of self-humor.
That evening I got back home and wrote the following Instagram post:
"I think I found my true love. My life will never be the same”.
I got carried away to this thing so fast. Within seconds on the drum set, I knew this thing is stronger than me.
It felt like something has just been there for years, waiting to burst out.
In the beginning, I was afraid people would think I've gone crazy, or that I was going into a midlife crisis or something, I was embarrassed to talk about it, but from day to day, it was clear to me that this is what I have to do now and just like that – from the moment I discovered the drums, I didn’t want to do anything else with my life.
Drumming for me is like something that comes out naturally, and it fills me with such joy, that cannot always be explained in words.
I play mostly rock music, and I get inspired by anyone who holds a drum stick in their hands.
Every drummer is an inspiration for me, and I enjoy following drummers from all over the world and read their life stories and the way they’ve made from the moment they began to drum. I enjoy finding the personal touch and style each one of them brings.
My ultimate dream is to play on stage, or with artists, to record with musicians, and basically to continue challenging myself and enjoy every moment.

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  1. Jam Phelps on March 3, 2021 at 5:56 am

    Great job Niri! Love the song choice!

    • Niri on March 5, 2021 at 8:37 am

      Thank you so much Jam ♡

  2. Diane Hirakawa on March 3, 2021 at 10:05 am

    You are so ‘in the pocket’ and after just a short time drumming. Great feel and groove. Talent is in you! Pay any guitarist a few bucks and he or she will come jam with you. Talk on Drummergirls United later…..

    • Niri on March 5, 2021 at 8:39 am

      Oh yay!! Thank you dear Diane 🙂

  3. Rasila Queen on March 4, 2021 at 5:50 am

    Hi Niri,

    I enjoyed reading about your passion for the drums, and it shows in your playing! You are doing very well for such a short time at it. Very nice feel and comfort with playing and good technique. I wish you the best of luck in your future in drumming.


    • Niri on March 5, 2021 at 8:41 am

      Thank you so much dear Queenie, I appreciate your kind words 🙂

  4. Jennifer Towns on March 8, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Rock on!! Such solid pocket – nice job!!

    • Niri Shaul on March 9, 2021 at 8:40 am

      Yaas! Thank you so much Jennifer! Appreciate it 🙂

  5. cfee on March 9, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    waouh ! i fully understand 99% of your bio ! since first second i hold drumsticks and tested a drumset . it’s formidable, génial ( french words ) to feel such happiness to find your ‘=”you truly” ! send you my best healthy drums vibes from France, Europe

    • Niri.shaul on March 11, 2021 at 4:32 am

      Oh thank you dear cfee, its so great to see how we all feel pretty much the same about this. Drumming does make everything better!! rock on!!!

  6. Christine Barreras on March 12, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Hey Niri! What a solid take on Wish You Were Here. Good dynamics!

    • Niri.shaul on March 13, 2021 at 12:05 pm

      Thank you so much Christine, I appreciate it!

  7. Jennifer Towns on March 16, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Congrats on your weekly win!!!

    • Niri shaul on March 17, 2021 at 9:04 am

      Thank you so much, Im very excited!!

  8. Carolyn Potts on March 17, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Way to go Niri on your weekly win!!

    • Niri shaul on March 18, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      Thank you Carolyn, so greatful! Good luck to you!!

  9. Beat-on musicblog on April 19, 2021 at 8:27 am

    Loved it !

    • Niri shaul on April 19, 2021 at 11:48 am

      Yayyyy thanks man!!!

  10. Rachel Barela on April 28, 2021 at 2:25 am

    You’re a natural. Can’t believe you’ve only been for 4 years. Nice job!

    • Sarale on May 1, 2021 at 10:43 pm

      Oh thank you so much Rachel for your kind words, it means a lot!!

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