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Sheila E.’s Drum Kit: 10 Drumming Essentials From Sheila E.

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 8, 2020 • 3 min read

Raised in a family of musicians, Sheila Escovedo is an iconic percussionist who has collaborated with icons like Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Herbie Hancock, and Ringo Starr, becoming a megastar after joining Prince for his Purple Rain sessions. Playing on her own version of the classic five-piece drum kit, Sheila has mastered a unique sound and been named one of the all-time greatest drummers by Rolling Stone.