Featured Instructor – Heather Hammonds

Our featured instructor of the month is Heather Hammonds!  Heather has been playing drums for 24 years.  She originally started playing saxophone in the 6th grade band.  While in band she found a used drum kit in the trash.  She took it home and begged her parents for a book on how to play.  She practiced for 3 hours every day.

Heather is currently the drummer for Faded Grace, an all female hard rock band in Dallas.  She has also played for Hedkase and Lost Reality.

Some of her very first influences included John Bohnam and Lars Ulrich. Now she is influenced by any good musician.

Heather loves all kinds of music everything from Slayer to Madonna to Bach.

Current equipment:  Tama Starclassic maple kit and Ziljian cymbals.

Not only is Heather an amazing drummer, but she is also a 5k runner.

Heather’s favorite part about camp this summer was teaching the drums.  “It was great to see them open up and really start to play.”

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