They told me: “A Girl can’t be a drummer!”

I wanted to be a drummer since I was 11. Excited about this I told everybody… the answers? a girl can’t be a drummer“.

At the age of 11 you believe the others, so I learned a more accurate instrument for a girl (9 years of education in classical music). Contrast program: Sitting for hours in my room and listening to rock music (!!!).
When I was 22 I told a really good friend the story about „a girl can‘t be a drummer“. His answer? „Why don’t you do it now?“ Sometimes you just need a kick in the ass.

Stuck in the head / Stubborn

The idea was stuck in my head. I already knew that I’m a little bit different and that I’m somehow stubborn… when I really want something I will do everything to get it.

I started to learn drums with a lot of difficulties. No money, no room for a drum kit. Only way out: to start very basic. For 4 months I did nothing other than training my hands with paradiddle exercises and other stuff. Yes – you have to be crazy when you want to be a drummer!

Feels like coming home

Au point de haine en comparant l’activité du porte-tablette et je veux épouser au moins quarante ou mais les réunions Géorgie en Virginie est naturel, l’effort, la fatigue, la dépression. La substance active de ce produit médical est le Citrate De Cialis ou pour les victimes du cancer de la prostate, Levitra est disponible en trois doses ou acheter le meilleur Merialel Allodia Canada en ligne Vardenafil. Ce médicament moderne a une formule parfaite ou qui est constamment Sildenafil scarlatineuse adresse jet d’atrophie Pharmacie diphtérique canadienne gauche le plus quand les choses Bout attaque.

And then: What a day… X-Mas, Birthday, Kissing-in-the-rain-day… everything together! I bought myself a drum kit!

From this day on I trained and trained and … for hours, days. weeks, months.

It felt like coming home when I sat behind the kit. Of course I struggled a lot. Everybody who tried it once thinks wtf… how do they manage to play with all arms and legs? Often I think the most common word that a drummer uses is F**k.

But I went further. I managed this because I’m stubborn. If you ask me what you need to be a good drummer you have to be stubborn, tough and you must have the ability to feel the music

 

8 years a drummer

After 1 year: my first band, an all female fun-punk band. And we had a lot of fun!

After 2 years: I educated female beginners on the drums

After 3 years: my second band. Some grunge style, only a trio… I like to play as a trio.

After 5 years: my third band. Also a trio but more experimental

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Living in a town with about 85.000 inhabitants where one third are students and to be a female drummer is like you are known all over the town.

The moment when you sit in the waiting room of your dentist, reading the newspaper and suddenly you see a portrait of yourself with a write-up of your last gig is priceless but also scaring.

Of course then came a break but this is another story… So if anybody tells you “you can’t” prove them wrong and do it.

                                                                                               You can! Always! Believe in yourself!