Tejini Murthy

I’ve been drumming for pretty much as long as I can remember. I’ve always had a fascination with percussion and the rhythm section, but it wasn’t until I got my first drum set for Christmas at age five that my passion really came to fruition. When I turned seven, I began to take formal lessons. However, after several years, I started to get a little bored of just drumming by myself without other musicians (and their instruments), thus I took a break for nearly a year.
Creating a musical skit with my friend, a pianist, got me back into it. It reminded me how much I love being behind the kit! Then, we discovered a new School of Rock (a music school where you play rock music in a band) had opened up nearby. Having always been a rock n’ roll fan, I immediately signed up.
At that time, I also began to explore other musical styles and soon found out how much fun it is to play jazz and swing. This led to my discovery and admiration of Gene Krupa (swing drummer and father of the modern drum kit). Along with him, I admire John Bonham (Led Zeppelin’s drummer who knows how to be both technical and emotional in his playing) as well as the recently passed Neil Peart (Rush’s drummer known for his very technical skills). Their styles and roles in the musical world will always influence me and my playing.
I’m still as passionate about drums as when I got my first kit, and School of Rock has really let me expand and experience playing with other musicians. I’m really thankful to all of them!

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  1. giovannatakakibottai on March 20, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    Congrats Tejini!! Good luck in the contest. 😊

  2. sowm.murthy on April 28, 2020 at 7:42 am

    Sounds awesome ! I enjoyed this so much . Xoxo

  3. Pratibha Murthy on April 28, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Great job Tejini. I knew you would succeed in every thing you put your mind into.
    Good luck in this contest.

  4. Pratibha Murthy on April 28, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Congratulations, Great job.

  5. Pratibha Murthy on April 28, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Congratulations. Good luck.

    • revsasd on May 2, 2020 at 11:01 am

      Congratulations! Good luck!

  6. Lianne Marks on April 28, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Amazing! Love listening – I would come to your concert any day!

  7. Craig Estepp on April 28, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Great song choice. You play really well! I enjoyed it a lot. Good luck.

  8. Jsheth on April 28, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Congratulations! I have always enjoyed watching you play since you were a kid. Yo uhave come a long way and I love your Style! Awesome! Good Luck. XOXOXO

  9. Amyk.larsen@gmail.com on April 28, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    yeah!!! Tejini! Loved this so much. Keep going, girl!!

  10. padmagopi on April 28, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Congratulations Tejini
    We remember you playing drum when we visited Austin 3 years back
    Love PadmaGopi

  11. Vin_Ghante on April 28, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    You’re awesome and a very good drummer. I really enjoyed your cover very much. Keep it up.

  12. Harsha on April 28, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Sounding awesome tejini

  13. nishqr on April 29, 2020 at 2:47 am

    Great Job Tejini!! Proud of you!!

  14. Rocking D 5 on April 29, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Awesome, Can’t wait to see you play again

  15. alexcamet on April 29, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Good luck Tejini!! You are killing it !

  16. Sangs on April 29, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Awesome, Tejini!!!

  17. Jimmy on April 29, 2020 at 3:53 pm


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  19. Rajaram on April 30, 2020 at 12:29 am

    congrats Tejini….you go Girl!!!!!

  20. avrsp on April 30, 2020 at 5:39 am

    All the best. You will make it.

  21. jasonvb1 on May 1, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    So impressive! Hope we can see a live concert one day! 🙂

  22. Ami Thakker on May 3, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Good Luck Tejini .. You have got it in you !!

  23. momofcooper on May 4, 2020 at 11:16 am

    good luck!! sounds fabulous!!

  24. Jsheth on May 5, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    I commented before, but I have to give it you girl! You’ve got style and class and are indeed very modest!. I say this since I know that you are with the House Band at the School of Rock and have performed at several gigs like the ACL and SXSW but did not mention it in your bio as you did not want to appear to brag about yourself! I am so proud of you.
    Congratulations and Best of Luck!

  25. Paul Jayachandra on May 6, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Congrats, sure you hit like a girl. Good luck

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