Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A-Z Drummer

It's strange to look at my physique, age, style and say "Now there's a drummer for ya!".

But I am.

I received my first drum set when I was in 6th grade. Santa brought it. It was a teeny-tiny, blue, faux-metal and plastic set with one mini cymbal and one tom. Kind of like this one but not really.

My next big girl set came when I was in 8th grade. I still have it and I'm celebrating its' 40th anniversary soon..still with its' original heads. It was red. I have taken it apart to use in pieces with which to teach rhythm to my piano students. I use the bass drum in concert  band style. I made a mallet out of a shapely wooden dowel and layered pink (I said PINK) felt.

My beginning piano students love to pound the beat...usually around their first month of lessons. The snare stands on its own and the cymbal I have hung from a piece of ribbon, to use as a crash.

And now that I'm all grown up and old, fat and silly looking....I have an electronic drum set.

Oh, yes I do!

It's set up in the basement...Calling me....Play me.....

Or give me to some young kid who will......

Anyone want a drum set?


  1. Love your blog voice!

    Look forward to your challenge run…
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

    PS: pls turn off your word verification to make it easier to comment---you might consider comment moderation instead if you're unsure :)

  2. Hello! I'm visiting you from the A - Z challenge but I have a feeling I've visited you before! I remember your sweet picture at the top - not old, fat or silly looking!

    I enjoyed reading about you and your drums and am following you now! Looking forward to your next post :)

    Nikki – inspire nordic

    1. Hi Nikki, It's pretty cool that you're a repeat customer lol! How humble I feel. Your blog is pretty awesome too...Happy writing and "Make a Joyful Noise!"

  3. My grandparents got me a drum kit when I was like 6, my mom was not amused and bribed me with a new doll instead. :)

  4. Female Drummers Rock!!!!!! Doll lovers rock too in their own way! ;)

  5. Jammin'. I know an old grampa that just gave a kid in Cali his electric drumset. Save it for your grandkids, you'll be the coolest gran around.

  6. Ya, waiting...waiting...waiting...
    oh, btw... still waiting for an e-mail from you with some awesome news :)


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