Taryn has been drumming since the age of 9. She picked up drumsticks for the first time after her father bought a drum kit for himself.
This kit quickly became hers and she hasn’t looked back since.
Taryn is also a tap dancer and completed her grade 12 in jazz tap.
From this she has incorporated many tap ideas into her unique drumming style.
Specialising in double bass and left foot clave, her drum ensembles are a big favourite at the drum workshops she has given around South Africa.
She is the international endorsee for StickGripps Hollywood and also writes for a Drum magazine in LA and New York, called Tom Tom Magazine.
Taryn entered the national battle of the drummers and came second in South Africa.
In 2012 she entered the international Hit Like A Girl competition and was voted into the top 15 female drummers in the world.
One of Taryn’s favourite hobbies is to upload videos of her drumming snippets to Instagram, Facebook and Youtube, where she has over 45,000 hits on one of her videos.
Taryn has played live twice on 5FM, the first for Tasha Baxter on Katherine Grenfell’s show and the second where she was interviewed and performed live on air for Jon Savages Rock show.
She has also performed at many events and shows for Nike, Zumba fitness, Pound, and Goldwell, and has been featured in a number of magazines.
These include: Get It (where she made the cover), Salt water Girl, Beat it, SA Drums and Percussion and LT magazine.
Apart from being a drummer Taryn also writes her own songs on piano and decided to study music further, completing her Trinity College Rock School exams in Drums as well as Unisa Theory grades in Piano.
For the past 12 years Taryn has been teaching drums at her private drum studio in Benoni.
She has taught many youngsters the basics; as well as more advanced drummers interested in learning from her unique drum style and technique.
Taryn loves to collaborate with other musicians and artists.
Taryn has played for many bands since she began this journey, entering her first battle of the bands at the age of 12.
She currently plays in a Rock band called Asila (Formerly known as Revery).
Revery have performed around Johannesburg and Pretoria and have their song “Never gonna give up” featured on Mix and Hot fm radio.
Asila have released a debut album titled: ‘Firebird’, which is available on iTunes and hard copy.
Asila’s second album titled: ‘Acid Rain’, is in the process of being released soon from LA, where the guitarist Richard and the vocalist Hana currently reside.
Taryn plans to meet up with them in the U.S.A as soon as she can.