Jeanette has worked at her hometown Sam Ash location in West Covina, California for 11 years. She has been playing drums for over 20 years. Her primary music styles are Pop/Punk/Alternative Rock.
What Artist/Moment Inspired You To Pursue Music?
The very first artist that inspired me to play drums was Dave Grohl. His emotion and movement when he played was very powerful to me. I could feel how hard he played from just watching him. From then on, I learned from drummers like Tre Cool, Travis Barker and Alex Gonzales.
Tell Us About Your Musical Background
I’ve been playing drums for over 20 years. In high school, I joined the Marching Band, Concert Band, and Advanced Full Orchestra. I quickly excelled becoming Drumline Captain and Section Leader. From then on, I went to Cal Poly Pomona as a Music Performance Major and was awarded the Freshman Scholarship and the Concert Band Scholarship. After receiving a scholarship for Jazz Band and Midi Band, I went on tour while still in school. Finally, I graduated with my Bachelors degree in 2009. After school, I performed in many different bands and have gone on multiple tours. Currently, I’m signed to Die Laughing Records. In my spare time I love to record and post drum covers.
Describe What is Unique About You Musically
What makes me unique, musically, is that I am small in stature but I play very big.
How Are You Involved With Your Local Music Scene?
I stay involved in the music scene by performing consistently, which is an absolute must for me. I also enjoy going to concerts and shows for inspiration.
What Are Your Personal Goals as A Musician?
My personal goal is to play in a stadium full of people and tour in other countries. Aside from performing, I love to travel and experience new places. I have already gone to Europe as a fill-in drummer for another band. I hope to continue moving forward making this my career!
Tell Us About Your Latest Projects
My newest project is a pop/punk alternative rock band called Xtine and The Reckless Hearts. We just finished recording our single and video – coming very soon! Stay tuned!
You can find more about Jeannette’s music and access her social media pages from her website.