Stephanie Meimann

Hello, my name is Stephanie, and I’ve been playing the drums for 2 years! I have loved music for as long as I can remember, and especially drums.

When my husband and I got married I now had a concert buddy, so we go to a lot of concerts. At the end of each one I would talk about how amazing it was and how much I would love to learn drums. It took a car accident, some health problems, and several surgeries as motivation to finally jump in with both feet. I bought a used beginner kit, to see if I would be able to learn, because I knew it was not easy. After about six months of trying to teach myself I figured out "hey, I’m actually learning to play the drums!". I eventually upgraded to a different used kit.

Around this time, a touring and recording drummer that I’d seen live at multiple concerts (and was very impressed with) posted that he was offering lessons via videoconferencing. Enter Pat Gerasia! Pat has been my drum teacher for the last year and a half. We have an online lesson about every 4-6 weeks. When we have the opportunity, I do drum workshops and spend several hours live in person with Pat. My drumming has really improved with him as my teacher, so much so that I have recorded my first drum video for this contest!

What drummers inspire me, besides my drum teacher? The usual suspects are: Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Mike Portnoy. Jen Ledger is amazing, also Per Andreasson, Rick Allen and Barry Kerch just to name a few. This list could really go on forever!

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Country: US
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23 Comments

  1. Pat Gerasia on April 27, 2020 at 7:37 am

    Right in the pocket!! Excellent song choice! Fills are spot on. Great performance!!

  2. Charity Dowdy on April 27, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Nice Bio Sissy! Can’t wait to start voting 🗳

  3. giovannatakakibottai on April 27, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Good luck in the Contest Stephanie!! 😊😷

  4. Jackie on April 27, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Way to go Steph!

  5. Jen on April 28, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Amazing!! You rock (n’ roll 😉)

  6. Nebandmas on April 28, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    Awesome job Steph!!

  7. Juan on April 28, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Very good indeed! And smiling through the whole song makes it even better 🙂 and more difficult for me 😉

  8. Dottie Burns on April 28, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Awesome drumming!!🥰

  9. LinaD70 on April 28, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Very impressive and good luck in the contest Stephanie!

  10. Thompa3 on April 29, 2020 at 5:41 am

    Way to go Sis. I love the video. You can tell you have passion for the drums.

  11. lwb250 on April 29, 2020 at 8:06 am

    Well done, best of luck! I see potential as Neil Peart’s replacement in the future?

  12. rodnic on April 29, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Good job! Ringo had better look out!! 😀

  13. Janie Dunn on April 29, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Good goin’ Steph! You’re amazing. 👍

  14. beaversjt3 on April 29, 2020 at 9:43 am

    You rock, Steph! Natural born, drumming to your own beat…..

  15. Unhinged Troll on April 29, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Good luck !!

  16. Julia R. on April 29, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Excellent!

  17. mrsjehu on April 29, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Hey everyone! Thanks so much for the kind words & votes! Super excited to be a part of this contest!

  18. natalieharr on April 30, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Love it! Sounds fantastic!

  19. sfelice on April 30, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Awesome! You are very talented and look like you are having fun.

  20. Aisha G. on May 4, 2020 at 7:48 am

    GREAT POCKET

  21. Opal Hal on May 6, 2020 at 5:50 am

    Very nice Step

  22. 1Golfwidow on May 10, 2020 at 8:29 am

    No matter the outcome…you’re always a winner!!!!
    Great job 👍

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