Re: What got you started playing drums?
My dad used to play in many bands, including a Blues Brother tribute band. He would also sing while playing. My dad is my hero, and I had always loved the sound of drums. So, it was inevitable :)
Also, my best friend and I met when we were both 7, (15 years and still going!) , and she started playing guitar... So of course, my parents bought me a drum machine when I was 11, and we hit it off from there.
I always felt that I was a natural, but never put the time and effort into actually learning by instruction, tutoring, practice, etc. I would just jam out to what felt right, and had fun with it.
But, now that has changed, I am determined to learn and be the best I can be!