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Sarah Thawer’s
Creativity Challenge:
Applying A Random Object

Sarah Thawer  /  UPDATED Aug 20, 2022

Drummers can sometimes get tunnel vision when it comes to what can be used as a percussion instrument. Sure, we have drums and cymbals… But are they the only musical-sounding objects we have at our disposal?

In this lesson, Sarah Thawer will challenge your preconceived notions of what you can make music with by taking a random object and playing a surprisingly musical drum solo with it. Use this lesson as inspiration and see what you can come up with on your own.

Looking for another creativity challenge? Check out Sarah’s video on Unconventional Sound Sources that covers how to create brand new sounds from your existing setup!

About Sarah:
Sarah Thawer has been making a name for herself since setting foot on stage to perform for the very first time, when she was only 6 years old. A self-taught drummer at heart, Sarah has found great success by embracing the world of formal education, by studying jazz and world music at York University where she was the recipient of the Oscar Peterson Scholarship, the highest award given by the institution, in addition to graduating with the Summa Cum Laude distinction. All her accolades and work ethic have taken her to share a stage with world-class artists including AR Rahman, Ruth B, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Del Hartley, and D’bi and the 333, just to name a few.

Sarah Thawer is a versatile session drummer & recording artist who has toured the world supplying dozens of artists with her rock solid backbeat and diverse stylistic flavors. She doesn’t just play multiple styles of music. She immerses herself in the feel and culture, allowing her to perform anything from hip-hop to Bollywood with expert authenticity. Sarah has an infectious energy for all things percussion that’s guaranteed to get you pumped to get behind the kit.

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