We're very excited to publish a guest blog by Kate Kuziakina, a young lady from Ukraine who is passionate about drumming.
Let's find out why...
Five years ago my family and me were at a fair or concert in the park. We stopped near the stage where a music band played their compositions. I looked only at their drummer, stamping my feet to the beat of the music. Suddenly the drummer stood up, approached me and gave me his drumsticks. I was speechless!
I don't know exactly who that man was - just a drummer, or an Angel who handed me my destiny 😊, but after that I began to drum everywhere and on everything: on chairs, tables and so forth. When I was 6, my dad bought me my first drum set.
Since then I have never parted with the drums.
In the last three years I have won the Grand Prix's and first places at offline international competitions in the USA, Spain, Finland, and Ukraine. I was a finalist of the online Hit Like A Girl (HLAG) contest 2016 and the winner of the HLAG 2018 Week 1 (drumset category, division under 18 years old).
I performed with Ukrainian rock bands (Ot Vinta, Numer 482, Mad Heads, Tabula Rasa, Vopli Vidoplyasova, and High Score) on TV shows, at festivals, battle of orchestras and clubs.
I play drums for two or more hours every single day.
But even after all this I ask myself from time to time: "Why do I play drums?"
Drums Are Very Beautiful
Yes, drums, cymbals, stands, pedals, and drumsticks are very bright and beautiful! You can collect them and combine into drumsets just like LEGO 😊 You can tune and repair them with special tools, decorate with colorful stickers.
Drums are like large amazing toys for adults. So if you've got them, you are a bit adult too 😊
Drumming Helps to Make New Cool Friends!
When you are a drummer you may communicate or even become friends with people who are idols of millions. Drumsticks in your hands are real magic wands that in an instant turn you from a common boy or girl in the fan zone into a very special person.
You may play together with famous musicians and popular music bands.
They may give you priceless gifts: drum gear, t-shirts or drumming lessons.
Also, there is an amazing Internet drummer community which joins people who love drumming, make music videos, and post them on YouTube. This community is very supportive and can help you to understand what you do right and what wrong, and support you in your first steps in music.
Drumming Is Very Useful
Drummer, drum geek, reluctant blogger and eater of cheese!