Japanese Schoolgirl Senri Kawaguchi Shows Off Impressive Drumming Skills – Best of YouTube
This mild-mannered Japanese teen catching up on her studies is one of drumming's latest phenoms. Senri Kawaguchi has been lighting up the internet with her playing, so make sure you take a few moments to revel in her talents.
According to Drum Talk TV, Kawaguchi was only 15 years of age when she recorded this performance for an online drumming contest. After putting down her book, taking off her watch and removing a pair of insanely thick glasses, Kawaguchi tears up her kit with remarkable precision.
Her official biography reads, "Senri Kawaguchi was born in the suburbs of Nagoya, Japan in 1997. She started playing drums at the age of 5. At the age of 8 years she started studying under Kozo Suganuma -- a famous Drum Master. Senri received awards in the Rhythm & Drums Magazine Contest in 2007 and appeared in some TV shows. In 2009, she started live performances and collaborated with the fusion band FRAGILE ...and released her debut DVD Horoscope. Now she studies in general junior high school and does music-studies too."
On Kawaguchi's YouTube site, you can actually watch video of her drumming during her earliest years.
Senri Kawaguchi has plenty more amazing videos to check out, so be sure to check out her work, which spans over a decade!
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