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Ellen Mayer

World of Percussion


With MEINL since:



April 02, 1978

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Tuebingen / Germany

Currently living in:

Mannheim / Germany

Drumming since:

My mother's pregnancy

Car that you currently drive:

One with a big boot but still too small to transport all my percussion instruments

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Lots of twirls (Capoeira and Salsa dancing)

Favorite Food:

Fish n' Chips / Acaraje / Bolo de Aipim

Favorite Drink:



Jose Cortijo, Cesar Granados, Marcio Alvez

Highlight of your career so far:

Robin Gibb Magnetic Tour, Kevin O'Day Ballet Company

Drumming strengths:

Responding creatively to the music being played

Drumming means to me:

Connecting universally with other people

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Think about yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live today!

How would you describe yourself:

Outgoing, always up for a good laugh, reliable

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

I always made the most of my opportunities