Episode 21: Drummer Sarah Thawer – How to be a Social Influencer
By Shereen Kassam, Funny Brown Girl
Sarah Thawer is a self-taught drummer based in Toronto, Canada. She started playing drums at age 2 and her first stage performance was at age 5. Sarah is currently freelancing, touring, recording and performing with international artists playing various genres including jazz, fusion, latin, gospel, funk, r&b, hip hop, Indian and world music. She studied jazz and world music at York University and 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. Sarah has shared the stage and played with many popular artists including AR Rahman, George Watsky, Robert Sput Searight, Jane Bunnett, Charlotte Day Wilson, Tyler Shaw, Ruth B, Osman Mir, Shweta Subram, Jeremy Ledbetter, Salim-Sulaiman, Benny Dayal, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, Roger and Sam Grandison to name a few. Sarah endorses Vic Firth drum sticks, Evans drum heads, Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, 64 Audio, Gruv Gear and Prologix Pads. Sarah is also the Brand Ambassador for the company Remitbee. Key Questions answered by Sarah Thawer: How she convinced her parents to allow her to pursue music How she discovered his passion How she got signed by sponsors How Sarah challenges herself and goal setting What traits Sarah believes helped her achieve success Advice for other creatives on their journey Sarah Thawer Discusses: How her creative journey started How Sarah became a social influencer How Sarah got “discovered” How her purpose makes her feel Being a freelance musician How to make opportunities for yourself How to disengage from jealousy and competition Being a woman in the music industry Her work ethic Listen on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play Click here to subscribe via RSS feed (non-iTunes feed): https://funnybrowngirl.libsyn.com/rss Announcements If you’re looking for a community of supportive creatives to elevate your journey to the next level, join me here: http://funnybrowngirl.com/subscribe Learn more about Sarah Thawer: www.sarahthawer.com Social Media Info Connect on Instagram: Sarah Thawer - @SarahTDrumGuru FunnyBrownGirl – @funnybrowngirl Connect on Facebook: Sarah Thawer - https://www.facebook.com/SarahTDrumGuru1 FunnyBrownGirl – https://www.facebook.com/FunnyBrownGirl/ Connect on Twitter: Sarah Thawer: twitter.com/sarahtdrumguru Shereen Kassam: twitter.com/funnybrowngirl Connect on YouTube: Sarah Thawer: https://www.youtube.com/user/SarahTDrumGuru Connect via Email Shereen Kassam – email@example.com #CreativeBreakthroughPodcast A podcast spotlighting successful creative entrepreneurs of color who share real life strategies and inspiration!