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Kristina Schiano: YouTube Drum Covers, Session Work & The Power of Patience


Joining us this week out of Brooklyn, New York is session drummer and YouTuber Kristina Schiano! Kristina has become well known on YouTube for her wide array of covers of popular songs on the drums.

Over the past few years, she’s amassed over 400,000 subscribers and over 28 million views on YouTube, with no sign of slowing down! We’re excited to get to know Kristina and hear the advice she would offer to her fellow musicians, so let’s jump right in!


  • Kristina tells us why she started posting drum covers on YouTube
  • “My fans are the people who keep me going as I know they are learning from my videos” – Kristina Schiano
  • We talk about how covers can introduce you to a new audience
  • Kristina tells us about the opportunities that have come her way via posting videos on YouTube
  • “Just covering other people’s songs has power!” – Kristina Schiano
  • We hear the advice Kristina would offer to other creators on YouTube
  • Kristina shares her advice on getting started in session work, and how YouTube plays a role
  • Kristina tells us about the role of consistency and patience in growing a YouTube channel
  • Kristina Schiano on creating YouTube videos: “Focus on audio quality over video quality!”

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