Name: Verena Zaiser
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
I’m Verry from Germany!
I’m a 28 years software developer from Stuttgart, Germany and a passionate drummer in almost every minute I can grab my sticks. I’m highly motivated and invest as much as I can in improving my skills: playing with my two bands Challenge of Tomorrow and CANIS, participating drum workshops, camps and jam sessions. My ultimate goal is to bring drumming to a level that outruns my current job in terms of time spent, which is quite hard if you have a full time job ;)!
I started teaching myself the drums when I was 16. After one year I joined an alternative metal band and had my first gig with them. It dispended 1,5 years later, so I joined a psychedelic rock band. Sadly, they kicked me after 1,5 years for personal reasons – which was a really bad experience and made me stop playing the drums.
– 5 years later –
Some random day I woke up and missed my drumset so much that I decided to start again. I searched for a new band and some months later had a perfect match. Since then I’m rocking some smaller funk stages with my band “Challenge of Tomorrow”. We are very ambitious with over 30 gigs the last 2 years and did lots of progress.
I also started taking drum lessons 1,5 years ago, which for me was the best decision I made so far.
After my first drum camp in August 2016 I decided to take things serious, set my goals, started my own Facebook site, made a website, a YouTube channel and all the other social media stuff you need to represent yourself. I’m participating in every possible drum camp, drum workshop, drum talk and drummer meeting I know about and even try to set up a drum related event that’s available across Germany but not yet in Stuttgart. All to improve myself and give back to the community.
The last months I talked and especially listened to a lot of famous and awesome drummers like Gerry Brown, Benny Greb, Anika Nilles, Claus Hessler and Gabor Dorney. What I like most about the drum community and being part of it is that everyone seems to be super friendly, helpful and motivated. It kind of feels like having a super big family where everyone shares the same passion.
My final goal (and yes, I know it’s a hard and a long way) is to use 50% of my working time for drumming. I want to be a drum teacher one day, I want to play as much gigs as possible with different bands, I want to share my drumming experiences, I want to meet as much drummers from all over the world (and of course other musicians, too) as possible and I want to learn everything about the greatest instrument in the world :)!
I’m participating the first time and it’s the first video I made so far. It’s important for me to track my progress and get as much feedback as possible. I’m really excited to become a part of the
Hit Like A Girl Community!