Drumset 40+

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Hi everybody! I am a 72 year old drummer from Elmira, NY. I have been playing for about 20 years. I am mostly self taught, but I did take lessons off and on over the years. Now it is very

United States

Hello, guys! My name is Irina Petrenko, I’m 41 years old! I live in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine and I love my country very much! I really enjoy playing drums because it brings me happiness! I am an emotional

Ukraine

I have been playing drums since I was 19, for the brazilian Blackened Death Metal band Crucifixion BR. I’m self taught and left handed, having a peculiar & brutal technique, similar to open hand style. Six months later I was

Brazil

Hey everybody – my name is Jen Towns – I am 46 years old and I live in Upstate NY (near Utica – kinda smack dab in the center of the state!). In between my work as an HR Manager

United States

I’m 57 years old and started playing drums in the school music program when I was 10. The drum teacher wanted me to play clarinet but I insisted on playing the drums. I was the only female drummer through most

United States

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

USA

When Claudia Paige asked at age seven to play the trumpet, her family couldn’t really afford an instrument purchase — and so her teacher suggested the drums, since then they’d only have to buy some sticks. This decision kickstarted a

USA

Karen Newell has been playing and teaching drums and other percussion for most of her life. In addition to teaching marching drum lines and private lessons she is known for her creative approach to music which includes making and playing

USA

I was born in 1975. First i studied piano, when i was 10 i began to study percussion instruments. I finished my study in Oberschützen /Austria, Universität für music und darstellende kunst Graz expositur Oberschützen/. I was working as a

hungary

I’ve been taking drum lessons for a little over 2 years now and I’m very passionate about it. I’m a busy mum of 3 but I always make time for drumming!

Finland

Started playing drums at 10 yrs old ; when it was an oddity to see a female on the drums, and continued until graduating from high school with a music diploma in 1976. The following years; instead of playing drums,

USA

As a 60-something and after about 11+ years of playing drums, it continues to be one of my main passions in life! Being a part of the Drumeo community and playing with our band, tbd, inc., adds to the fun

United States

I am originally from Canada, and came to the US when I was 17 to pursue music and more opportunities. And better weather! I started playing drums when I was 14, after attending a music school from grades 4-8 playing

United States

Hi, I’m Aya.
To tell the truth, I had not played the drums for nine years. Those days, I paid too much attention to the technique. I was completely far from music. However, three years ago, I suddenly felt that

Japan

Hello everyone, I’m Fée, french & 1 year and a half drums beginner, passionate explorer by many music styles. I love unperfections to let open doors to creativity. thanks to all concerts and meetings, talks with drummers all ages all

FR

Diane Hirakawa
My passion for rhythm, music, and drumming began in middle school as a snare drummer in an all girl Ohio drum & bugle corps. In High School I surpassed gender bias barriers by believing and being accepted into

United States

Hello !!!!! My name is Katia Jirasova, I am a 48 year old mom. I started playing piano at the age of six, then tried the violin and electric guitar, but somehow inside me, I knew that MY DIVINE instrument

USA

I’ve been taking lessons for 2 years now. I’ve always wanted to play but never made the time til now. It is definitely one of the most favorite things I do and I’m Looking forward to playing with a band

United States

I am a Vet Nurse from New Zealand and I started playing drums January 2018 learning solely from online platforms mostly Drumeo. My first drum set was a PDP Mainstage with Zildjian A Customs which I sold to my friend

New Zealand

Hi! Kaz here from Sydney, Australia.

I started drumming 4 years ago at the tender age of 51. I’ve only started playing with other humans in the last 8 or so months – a little jam band and more recently

Australia

I started playing drums in 1989 while living in Germany. Through the years I have played in various rock and blues cover bands, been in the pit for community and school musicals, the Rockin’ 1000 Rise Up Video in New

USA

My story begins in my 7th grade band room way back in the olden days when girls were encouraged to play the more graceful instruments – in my case, the flute. Don’t get me wrong – I love that instrument

US

I started drumming at the age of 10 via our school music class, and fell in love! My mom told me we couldn’t afford it, but the music teacher assured me it wouldn’t cost much to get started. And so,

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I started drumming at the age of 10 via our school music class, and fell in love! My mom told me we couldn’t afford it, but the music teacher assured me it wouldn’t cost much to get started. And so,

United States

My story begins in my 7th grade band room way back in the olden days when girls were encouraged to play the more graceful instruments – in my case, the flute. Don’t get me wrong – I love that instrument

US

I started playing drums in 1989 while living in Germany. Through the years I have played in various rock and blues cover bands, been in the pit for community and school musicals, the Rockin’ 1000 Rise Up Video in New

USA

Hi! Kaz here from Sydney, Australia.

I started drumming 4 years ago at the tender age of 51. I’ve only started playing with other humans in the last 8 or so months – a little jam band and more recently

Australia

I am a Vet Nurse from New Zealand and I started playing drums January 2018 learning solely from online platforms mostly Drumeo. My first drum set was a PDP Mainstage with Zildjian A Customs which I sold to my friend

New Zealand

My name is Sherrie and I am a life coach, wife, mother, and drummer.

I bought my first and only kit for my 40th birthday determined to live out my childhood dream of being a great drummer. My first influence

United States

Hello My Name Is Angel ! I am a Musician, Drummer, Social Worker, and Entrepreneur who has stepped away from a job as therapist which deeply saddened me after working in the field for over ten years. I worked with

USA

I had a kit as a teen but I never did anything with it. Skip ahead 30 years and I’m having a blast! You’re never too old to learn something new! I entered this contest with one goal in mind:

Canada

I’ve been taking lessons for 2 years now. I’ve always wanted to play but never made the time til now. It is definitely one of the most favorite things I do and I’m Looking forward to playing with a band

United States

Drums are what turns me on …
this is what makes me happy …
this is what inspires me …
this is what makes me better …
this is what makes me more productive
this is what I live the

Ukraine

Hello !!!!! My name is Katia Jirasova, I am a 48 year old mom. I started playing piano at the age of six, then tried the violin and electric guitar, but somehow inside me, I knew that MY DIVINE instrument

USA

Diane Hirakawa
My passion for rhythm, music, and drumming began in middle school as a snare drummer in an all girl Ohio drum & bugle corps. In High School I surpassed gender bias barriers by believing and being accepted into

United States

Hello everyone, I’m Fée, french & 1 year and a half drums beginner, passionate explorer by many music styles. I love unperfections to let open doors to creativity. thanks to all concerts and meetings, talks with drummers all ages all

FR

Hi, I’m Aya.
To tell the truth, I had not played the drums for nine years. Those days, I paid too much attention to the technique. I was completely far from music. However, three years ago, I suddenly felt that

Japan

I am originally from Canada, and came to the US when I was 17 to pursue music and more opportunities. And better weather! I started playing drums when I was 14, after attending a music school from grades 4-8 playing

United States

As a 60-something and after about 11+ years of playing drums, it continues to be one of my main passions in life! Being a part of the Drumeo community and playing with our band, tbd, inc., adds to the fun

United States