That One Time I Played For GoPro at SxSw…

At SxSw this year, I mingled with a guy named Willie. He was a “Hunter S. Thompson in his 20’s” type, very friendly and easy to talk to, maybe because of whatever substance(s) he was on. Unbeknownst to me, he was connected with a company called GoPro, I’m sure you have heard of them by now :-)

Anywho, he said he would put me in contact with them, and then floated off into the night as I floated off on my way as well. Never expecting anything from him really. It was quite refreshing to wake up the next day to a nice email from, you guessed it, GoPro!

We played their BBQ and in return, they gave us two brand spanking new GoPro’s. OMG! GoPro rules, end of story.

Here I am performing with DAMS at the GoPro BBQ at SxSw 2015, enjoy!

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That One Time Thomas Pridgen Jammed in My Studio…

It was a late night in February 2015. I just got home from hanging out with some friends and planned on chilling at home for the rest of the night. Oh how things changed!

I hop on facebook to waste a little time and see that Thomas Pridgen posted something to the effect of “Its cold Atlanta”. Nice, he’s in town, cool! I hit him up and say something about hanging out sometime that weekend. We have been acquaintances for quite some time because of our mutual buddy Ikey Owens (R.I.P). We exchange numbers and I didnt think much about it. I get a phone call from an out of town number, probably around 1am. I answer “Hello?” “Whats up!” “Ummmm, who is this?” “Ummmmm, Thomas?” Haha, SWEET!

We meet up for a couple drinks at Church on Edgewood. Edgewood is packed with tipsy hipsters as usual, but always a fun time. We chat it up for a couple hours and then I suggest we go to my studio and jam. HELL YES!

We both rock out on my kit for hours, having fun until I drop him off at his tour bus at 4am. He’s a cool dude, sooooo freaking talented and down to earth. What an inspiration. I mean, the Mars Volta are one of my favorite bands ever, and he was their drummer! Now we are more than acquaintances, we are buds!

Watch him kill it on my Ddrum Dios kit (before I got my brand new one of course ;-)) FUN TIMES.

P.S. – I know its dark! I only had my phone to film this awesomeness :-)

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New Drum Lesson Videos

Hey everyone, I’ve recently completed the first set of videos for my Online Video Drum Lessons.

These are beginner level lessons and available for you to get started NOW!

Recently I was able to give up all my other jobs and teach lessons full time. Due to demand of my time, I wanted to bring what I do in the studio one on one, online for you!

I’ve been teaching drum lessons for several years and this has been a goal of mine for longer than that. During this time, I’ve found what works and what does not.

These beginner lessons are designed to get you started fast and give you enough material to work on for some time.

I’ll be working on more videos soon and updating this regularly.

Click Here to check out my drum lesson videos.

NEW DRUM SOLO RELEASED!

It has been entirely too long, but I finally have a new drum solo to add to internet-land!

This snippet of a solo is from my first clinic this year at New School of Music in Buford, GA. On this lovely day in March 2014, I gave a talk about my experience in the music industry for the past 10 years, had a long Q & A session, performed two solos, and had one drum off with the man who taught me how to play drums, Mr. Joey Baggett. It was such a magical day, I am still honored that my drum instructor asked me to do it, looking forward to doing another one.

Smiles!
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Me with my drum instructor of 5 years, Joey Baggett.
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Packing up and happy :-)
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Want to see more footage from my clinic? Contact me at sarah@sarahplaysdrums.com to find out how!

End of Summer Photo Shoot

It was about time to take some new photos and I couldn’t have thought of a better location than my studio. My sanctuary. The place where I create oodles of music and teach a plethora of students how to play drums. I love this place.

Thanks to Photographer Nick Bach and Costume Designer Vanessa Marie for helping me look fly in my studio a.k.a heaven :-)

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