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Sheila Klotz

My drumming experience started at 10-years old, with a local majorette & drum corps. I played rudimental snare and got pretty good at it. Once I got to college, I learned all the other percussion instruments. I got good, but not nearly as well as I could play rudimental...but I did discover that I loved the drumset. I got a job in a military band, playing ceremonies and concerts for about 30-years. I retired from the National Guard about 4-years ago (but I don't get the retirement pay until I'm 60 - almost there tho!). Although I love playing drumset, I never had the time needed to become really great. So after I retired from the Guard, I realized that I finally have the time to practice hard on my 20+ year old set! Once I saw this year's contest dates, I saved my pennies to pay for a really nice recording studio - to have something my kids would keep & share with their family down the road. I had extra time in the studio, & was asked, "Anything else you want to get on tape?" Maybe I can add 1 more. He said "Let's do it". And I was able to get a 2nd song recorded. My son took the videos on my phone and I did my best to line up video & audio in iMovie. I hope combining the 2-songs is permitted.

Thank you for the incredible platform for girl drummers - OF ALL AGES!

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39 Comments

  1. Teresa Downs on March 17, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Wow…Wow…wow!!!

    You do women/ ladies proud.

    • Nancy (Dunlap) Barnett on March 18, 2020 at 7:17 am

      Captivating! My feet couldn’t stop tapping. You’re awesome. Thanks for sharing!

      • Sheila K on March 18, 2020 at 5:35 pm

        thank you!!! miss you gal

    • Sheila K on March 18, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      ty – trying to keep up with all the other great Girl drummers out in the world

  2. Mary β€˜beth Shelton on March 18, 2020 at 6:05 am

    Wow! This lady is CRAZY talented! Way to show the world that anyone can do anything!

    • Sheila K on March 18, 2020 at 5:37 pm

      thank you to my really great fan & fam

  3. Kary Brewer on March 18, 2020 at 6:09 am

    Yay!!! Awesome!

    • Sheila K on March 18, 2020 at 5:40 pm

      thank you sweetie πŸ˜‡

  4. Lexi on March 18, 2020 at 6:10 am

    Amazing! Great example of a strong female drummer.

    • Sheila K on March 18, 2020 at 5:37 pm

      thank you sweetie. 😍 you should get some drums & hit those things

  5. Lisa Shelton on March 18, 2020 at 6:30 am

    Wonderfully done!!!!!!!

    • Sheila K on March 18, 2020 at 5:38 pm

      i told you I was working on something last fall. thank you!πŸ˜‡

  6. Grace on March 18, 2020 at 6:35 am

    Such amazing and God given talent right there!!

    • Sheila K on March 18, 2020 at 5:38 pm

      amen & thank you so much

  7. Pat paukovits on March 18, 2020 at 7:08 am

    Always loved watching you and play!

    • Sheila K on March 18, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      thank you – I just wish I didn’t look so serious 😳

  8. Felicia Snider on March 18, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Holy frijoles! Fantastic!

    • Sheila K on March 18, 2020 at 5:39 pm

      thank you so much 😍 it’s an addiction ‼️

  9. giovannatakakibottai on March 18, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Perfect drumming Sheila!! Good luck in the contest. 😊

  10. vanessalsmith on March 18, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Excellent! Good luck in the contest!

    • Sheila K on March 19, 2020 at 5:50 pm

      thank you sweetie – same you to as well!!!

  11. Sheila Klotz on March 18, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    thank you everyone! love the workout playing drums provide – just go give it a try, never too late… start NOW !!!

  12. Rasila Queen on March 19, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Love the videos that grab me right from the start and yours surely did!

    Good luck,
    Queenie

    • Sheila K on March 19, 2020 at 5:49 pm

      wow – i didn’t think to do that on purpose! just tried to make the video within the time-frame. but thank yo so much.

      • rasila queen on March 30, 2020 at 1:42 pm

        congrats on winning

  13. drummerdanva on March 19, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Great solid drumming! I spent the first 6.5 years of my Air Force career playing drums and percussion in 2 bands. You get a lot of good experience playing the wide variety of music in the military.

  14. Sheila K on March 19, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    thank you sweetie!

  15. Deb Wilt on March 21, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Sheila…That was SOLID πŸ™‚
    Best wishes in this contest, you’ve always been one of my (female) percussion heroes! God bless!!

    • Sheila Klotz on March 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      thank you Deb. Its good to be back on the kit and having the time to really work on it. take care lady!

  16. Lizzy Schmidt on March 23, 2020 at 11:48 am

    You sound great, best luck! πŸ€

    • Sheila Klotz on March 23, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      thank you Lizzy! its good to have time to dig in on the kit….finally!!

  17. Dana on March 24, 2020 at 11:43 am

    I am almost speechless!! Crazy good right there!!

    • Sheila Klotz on March 24, 2020 at 6:15 pm

      thank you so much dana. It feels good finally have the time to practice πŸ™‚ now we have even more time, right?

  18. pammy jean on March 26, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    and just like that!! BAM!! nailed it. great job!!

    • Sheila Klotz on March 28, 2020 at 4:03 pm

      I really appreciate those positive sentiments, Pammy. I see so many muff ups….even where I was completely lost!!! But I am grateful for the wonderful, hard work & journey. play on!

  19. vanessalsmith on March 30, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Congratulations on your Week 3 win Sheila!

    • Sheila Klotz on April 1, 2020 at 6:18 pm

      thank you so much. this is such an honor & love your drumming!

  20. Lizzy Schmidt on March 31, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Congratulations on week 3, great job!!!

    • Sheila Klotz on April 1, 2020 at 6:18 pm

      thank you so much! we just keep on drumming right!!

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