Meytal's Unique Drumming Story
Meytal Cohen was born in Israel. She is the youngest of seven children with four sisters and two brothers. Her father passed away when she was in the second grade, so her mom raised all seven children. They would eventually become doctors and lawyers - except for Meytal.
At 18 years old she started playing drums shortly before being drafted into the Israeli Defence Force. She served the mandatory two years. In reflection, she says "I met some of the best friends I'll ever have, but as a whole I'm looking forward to world peace and to love all living things".
Meytal moved to LA to pursue a career in music at the age of 21. She attended the LA Music Academy and began to study drumming. Unfortunately, while attending school, she broke her back in a car accident. She had to wear a back brace for six months and returned to Israel during the healing process. But, she returned within a year and graduated.
She spent the next few years taking on small gigs while focusing on practicing along to her favorite music in her spare time. Nothing came easy. She was just trying to make a living.
Her big break came when she teamed up with two friends to film an electric violin version of Toxicity by System Of A Down. It was to be an audition tape for America's Got Talent, but it ended up having far greater success on YouTube. As a result, Meytal continued to upload videos. Today she has over 430,000 subscribers and well over 75,000,000 video views on YouTube. In addition, she has nearly half a million fans following her on Facebook.