Annapurna “AP” Tobler is a solo artist, band member, composer, trailblazer, questioner, and creator of her own luck.
The San Jose, CA native has immersed herself in the world-wide drummer community and local South Bay music scene. AP has been gigging regularly since a young age, performing at high profile music events such as PASIC and Sweetwater Gearfest. She drums professionally for local bands and performs with the dynamic Street Drum Corps. AP has launched her own “AP Tobler” solo project with roots in grunge and alternative rock - her original musical genre loves. Her versatility has allowed her to compose and perform all tracks for her songs.
AP is consistently is creating new material and seeking collaborative opportunities. She seeks sources of inspiration to fuel her creativity and hopes to influence through her lyrics, compositions, and style. Look for more material and projects as she carves her musical path.
Since discovering drums at the age of 8, AP has focused on creating her own style and sound. She explored the sounds and composition of grunge, hard rock, metal, and jazz through her studies. Her music education began at the San Jose School of Rock, where she became the school’s first ever School of Rock AllStar in 2018. After her AllStars tour, she turned her focus to studying other aspects of music and the music business. She has worked to hone her technique and dynamics through her jazz studies with San Jose drummer Wally Schnalle, and has expanded her skillset via master classes with some of the drumming elite.
To further develop her creative skills and channel them into writing original material, she completed the Music Career Mastermind program at Melissa Mulligan Vocal Studios. She was mentored by industry professionals including Melissa Mulligan (Music Business), Mike Mangini (Grammy winning producer and songwriter), Coley O’Toole (songwriter), and Skip Glogan (producer and songwriter), and Matty Amendola (producer and songwriter). With the guidance of her instructors and a lot of hard work, AP has become an accomplished multi-instrumentalist on drums, guitar, bass, keys and vocals.