Saralyn Chernishuk

Hi, my name is Saralyn and I'm 15 years old. I started playing drums around 4 years ago, and it was the best decision of my life (so far). I played flute from 5th through 8th grade, but it wasn't for me. I was considering dropping band. Then one day I saw an amazing Josh Dun drumming compilation on YouTube, and I knew that's what I wanted to do. I started teaching myself by listening to songs and mimicking what I heard. Luckily, at the start of 9th grade, my band teacher allowed me to switch from flute to percussion. That first year, I got last chair. I practiced every day. I worked hard at symphonic band, joined drumline, and learned a lot about percussion, technique, and how to read drum music. This year, all my hard work paid off when I got second chair! When I'm behind a kit I feel confident, like that's where I'm supposed to be. Confidence was something I was lacking in other areas of my life, but drumming helped me become my own person. Music is part of who I am. I've made lots of friends through music, and I've expanded my musical tastes. Some of my favorite drummers are Josh Dun, Matt Cameron, Tre Cool, Dan Pawlovich, Travis Barker, and Neil Peart. Playing drums is truly a passion for me, and I strive to be the best drummer I can be. Thank You! 🙂 - Saralyn

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  1. giovannatakakibottai on April 26, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Very well played Saralyn!! Good luck in the Contest. 😷😊

    • Saralyn Chernishuk on April 26, 2020 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

      • Bob on April 29, 2020 at 10:38 am


    • Motorcycle grandpa on April 30, 2020 at 4:53 pm

      Saralyn is terrific 😊😊

    • Christine on April 30, 2020 at 8:55 pm

      Wow! I was impressed! Great job!

    • Bruce Garbatini on May 30, 2020 at 1:59 pm

      It makes me happy that Neil is influencing young people like you Saralyn…great job!

  2. Stacy Norris on April 26, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Nice job Saralyn! You nailed it!

  3. John Sieber on April 27, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Wow!! Awesome job. It is so fun to watch you play because I can really tell you are having a blast playing that song. Good luck!

  4. Kayla Chernishuk on April 28, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    You’re amazing and always find a way to surprise me with what you can do. I’m so proud of you! Good luck! 🙂

  5. vanessa campanello on April 28, 2020 at 12:57 pm


  6. yasyas on April 28, 2020 at 1:14 pm


  7. mcrib on April 28, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    good job, broh

  8. May Sumrein on April 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    You are very talented And always look forward to hearing you play!! You are very dedicated. Within every stroke I can feel your passion. Good Luck Rockstar!

  9. Martin McKay on April 28, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Neil Peart is smiling down on you. Aim high Sarah! XO

  10. Bill Ferreri on April 28, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    You’ve got my vote. Good luck!

  11. Corey Ratliff on April 28, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Wow, I’m absolutely blown away. Amazing job.

  12. Aliceisaacs on April 28, 2020 at 5:51 pm


  13. JennW on April 28, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Wow, you are amazing! Your smile is magnetic and you look so happy when you’re playing. I know how hard you worked on this and I am so proud of you for doing such a great job!!! Good luck! 🙂

    • Saralyn Chernishuk on May 2, 2020 at 12:54 pm

      Thank you for helping with editing! I couldn’t have done it without you 🙂

  14. RKNRLHRT on April 28, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Saralyn – this was absolutely amazing. I’m a huge music fan! An over the top RUSH fan and a life long advocate of the fact that GIRLS ROCK and they can do absolutely ANYTHING!!!!!! its obvious that you put in a lot of hard work and dedication towards this but what radiates the most for me is how much FUN you look like you are having. That’s what music should be about! Pure Joy and Inspiration! The moment is loses that then it just becomes a job and no longer an art form! Keep it up there you MODERN DAY WARRIOR!!!!!! Music Heals!!!!! Good luck – Tracy

  15. jfredskins on April 28, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Rock on Saralyn! You are a fantastic drummer!

  16. ecarstens on April 29, 2020 at 4:28 am

    Fantastic!! I voted !!

  17. Teddyc72 on April 29, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Nailing it!!!! Who’s better than you????
    awesome job!

    • Saralyn Chernishuk on May 2, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      Thank you for helping me with the mics! Couldnt have done it without you!

  18. Joseph Westcott on April 29, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    You’re fantastic

  19. taurisdrakkuss on April 29, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Great drumming!

  20. Lisa C on May 1, 2020 at 11:18 am

    You are amazing! It’s clear that you love what you do and it really shows. Your musical future is wide open. Good luck!

  21. Joseph Rux on May 1, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Grandpa loves you and is so proud of you

  22. John Frank on May 1, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    Your video is amazing. Keep up the hard work!

  23. Saralyn Chernishuk on May 2, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you John!

  24. JennW on May 4, 2020 at 6:49 am

    CONGRATULATIONS SARA ON BEING CHOSEN WEEK 8 WINNER!!!! You worked so hard on this and I am so proud of you sweetheart! I love you!!!! ♥️♥️♥️

  25. John Frank on May 6, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Congratulations on winning week 8!

  26. Anna V on May 6, 2020 at 2:09 pm


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