Van Halen – Hot For Teacher / Mia Morris 13-years old / Nashville Drummer, Musician, Songwriter

Instagram -- So here it is, my attempt at Hot For Teacher. There are quite a few people that have taken on this song and even some that have done more than one version. I knew I wanted to try it after I got my double kick pedals for Christmas and it certainly provided plenty of things to practice. The intro is obviously the part that most people think of and it required me to get a lot faster with my herta rudiments but even the fills out of the breaks are uncommon ideas. I enjoyed the challenge, got better along the way and I hope you enjoy this classic Van Halen anthem.I’m 13 years old and I want to be a drummer when I grow up. I think drummers are cool but I'm a huge fan of girl drummers / female drummers. There are some super good ones on YouTube that I'd love to be as good as one day. I thought it would help me keep focused if I started a drum series where I learned a new song every couple of weeks. Hopefully, I will keep doing it and keep getting better.

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ATV HogHunter
My lady... been playing trap since 1986. Actually went this concert. You are on point!!!!\nLive without a net!!!!\nKeep it up!!!
Abad Briman
No one commenting how hot she is because she is 13???
Austin Carrigan
Who said girls cant play drums
Beats By Jay
Wow, you have some mad chops! Glad I stumbled on to your video. Keep up the great work! Subbed.
Holy Crap went to this concert you nailed it.
Keep slam’in kid. Great work
Hey Mia, you probably won't ever see this, but have you thought about joining a Drum Corps? You'd be a stud in DCI!
Charles A Hedges
call me chuck..Your welcome drum girl.
Christopher Schultz
Good God. Waiting to see the rock group that snags this girl...
I love that young people still like good music. Keep it up so good music doesn't die.
Dallas Mapes
Just WOW!😉\nSurprised I've never heard of you \
Dave Hayter
This has got to be one of my all time favorite drum covers! Congrats Mia!
Dave Mc
David C
Damnnnn.... You killed it!!💥💥💥
David George
You can beat my skins anytime.
David Lee Roth
Wanna job?
David O'Rorey
I need a snare like that standing only & the other drum she has on the left also she has a double kick drum I only have 1 & I need 2 crash symbols. Plus she has a real ride symbol under the electronic high hat I might need another ride symbole could someone fill me on what kit she has? I have a Roland forget what model though. I hit my snare real hard cause I get into it & play harder. So my snare moves & it annoys me like hell. I would post videos but I don't like my kit & it was a gift what can I say. I will post some videos soon of me at Magazine Release Parties. I write for a magazine called The Pittverse for Adults with Autism through Y.A.P., I have OCD & Asperger's & am high functioning.
Dexter Flight
Wow 7 thumbs down some jealous very jealous people out there that need to get a life Mia is epic 😉😉
Don Vito
*Got it bad, Got it bad, Got it bad...I'm hot for MIA* 😍😍💖💖
Drum Omatic
You leave me for dead. My new hero.
now substitute that water bottle with beer and this video will be complete.\njk. epic cover!
Fernando Ribeiro Neto
This is one of the most epic drum intros of all time and actually you nailed it! You double bass in the entire song is solid like a rock too! Congratulations for making a great cover, girl! ;)
Foxy Grandpa
This is fucking awesome!
Frank Maddaloni
Great job you rock
G.R, Dray
Requesting Tom Sawyer by Rush. Thank you
I call hax ;P haha
Hazyj peepme
I almost said I'm hot for this chic when I saw she was 13....this is why I hate the internet.
Heath Undewood
Wow!! You are very talented . You made it look easy. Thank you for sharing.
Jason Holmes
I'm not drummer, nor have I ever tried to learn - It was never my thing. But this looks hard as hell to play so hats off to you kid!
Jc Coolidge
I admit I was cringing at the start, expecting a full-on train wreck -- I mean, \
Jim O
As a drum teacher I can say she did this good but what I want to know is why does everyone think this is so hard to play? This riff is not much more than basic drumming 101 to be honest. There are many harder drum riffs out there to play than this one.
Jimbo Johnson
I love how she looks like she's having so much fun
Joesph Nickell
Wow! Nice to see a young person not on the cell phone or listening to crap rap and hip hop! Great job. Impressive to say the least.
John A
I was just browsing through Youtube videos and I came across your video. Fantastic job! Very impressive! Keep it up!
Johnny G
Joseph B
find a band and try to make it in the world outside of youtube
Kevin Corso
That’s pretty bad ass. Nice 👍
Lone Wolf
Man she makes it look easy
Lynda White
So nice to see such a normal girl that doesn’t spend 24hrs a day texting. See what you can accomplish. Awesome percussion work Mia.
Matthew Macek
From one drummer to another, fantastic!
Melissa Cortez-Bingham
Love how she takes a sip of her haters tears in between the break... you crushed it girly❤️
Midi Fun -
This drum intro always reminds me of a cammed racing engine, they have a very distinct lope or choppy idle to them, not sure if that was the effect they were trying to achive,, but it works u pretty much nailed it :)
Mike Rondeau
You're freaking awesome, keep it up! Great timing!!!
Wow, kid. You were dead on. That fill @1:45 was perfect in my opinion. Keep it up, you rock!
Mychal Seymour
You need to get you a ride cymbal Alex plays a lot on the ride other than that awesome job
At the time of this post I can say that their are officially 762 morons that have watched this video. Great job kid, you should be proud. I am looking forward to hearing some original drum work of yours. You are going to go far!
Nick Jaramillo
I have to say as a singer musician myself I'm a singer yeah I can get some drum beats myself but nothing like what you're able to do with that song you didn't quite perfect actually I would say it was like I mean right to it tee, seriously I'm not just saying that it was right to Atty I mean if if Alex wasn't drumming,? You could feel in like if you had to fill in? You could fill in very easily and you did a fine job 10 out of 10 easily I mean maybe even hire?, but for real I mean it was simply amazing you got a lot of talent you should be proud and just don't let it go to your head, LOL I'm just joking maybe when your eight or nine years old maybe your dad and parents listen to that but but yes I mean you are right on target the timing everything so it would take a bit to learn that and it's obvious that you're not new, I would estimate you probably have had 12 13 years and maybe you're like 20 to 22 years old and you've been playing since I was 7 years old or whatever at that time you didn't know about what you're doing but you got better as yours. On and you were determined that's obvious
Nico Montinola
Hey cutie that was superb! I wish i could play like that
Patrick Shipwash
You look happy when you are drumming. Puts me in mind of other people I think of as “happy drummers,” like Carter Beauford and Manu Katche’. Like when you have sticks in your hand, you’re in such a happy place. Is good.
Pekka. Korhonen
Powder Skier
I hope you choose drumming as your carreer!!
Ralphy Mendiola
Okaaay sooo You just crushed one of the most iconic rock n roll drum beats of all friggin time and you made it look so effortless. Your type of rare talent should be displayed worldwide! Gosh that was insane. Thank you for this performance!! 💙
Rebecca Stout
Oh man, how I would love to hear you place this on a real set. Maybe not Lugwig, but the tintier Pearl sets.
Rick G
Wow awesome and you are so adorable great job girl
Rkk O'Tilley
Dayum ! VNJ ! AND ...I hope I dont sound so base when I say that ,there were never ANY 13 yr old gals that looked so good when I was a kid...keep on rockin !
Robert Fapswell
Lil Badass:) 💪🏼💥🥁🎶🎵🎶
Rod Powers
\\m/..young lady....\\m/...indeed.
Roland Lytle
Hey Mia that was great! You put the wood to the skins as well as anyone I have ever heard, as a teenager. I just subscribed.
Ronda Harris
You nailed it girl !!!
Scotr Burns
Shannon Hernandez
This is amazing. Good job!
Shawn Manning
Putting my bid in for a cover of Alter Bridge Metalingus
I'd like to paradiddle her snare.
VERY Good Mia!!!
Stuart Keith Guitars
This makes me glad I never had any daughters. Rock 'n' Roll and adolescent boys. I'd have to kill all of them.
T Dunph
If your into VH and other proper classic rock and roll bands music then all the power to you!! KEEP ROCKIN and Bravo to your performance!!
Teo Ortega
Geeze you need ten brains to play this rocker on drums nice girl your a rocker a gazillion thumbs up
Terry K
You need to do Between the Buried and Me's White Walls
Thomas Gladders
How lucky is her band? Major props! That’s pretty amazing- ☺️🎧☮️
Thomas Nappo
Great job pretty too
Travis Albrecht
You're so talented it's scary!!!! Amazing job!!! You rock!!!!
Trenaway ElDaryl
Chris Hansen is about to come a knocking to some of you commenting on this.
True Vegas
Your talent way exceeds your years. Completely nailed it! Rock on 🤘🏼
Vincent M
You must have worked on that for hours and hours. You sounded great and that double bass drum foot coordination was amazing. If you have not already try listening to guys like Elvin Jones and Alfonse Mouzon who is my cousin. Elvin in particular can play polyrythyms and more difficult time signatures than rock and roll 4/4 time. Rock requires a high energy and stamina but jazz requires playing outside the box and more musically. Great job young lady!
White Ninja
From one drummer to another: Your energy, enthusiasm, timing and coordination are remarkable. Even if you were 18, to accomplish this song with the tools you have in front of you is pretty profound. Wishing you success in future endeavors.
William Bowman
Pretty awesome little sister
God fricken Lord, she was making that look easy. High five there young lady.
sorry Alex , its like this , we got a new drummer and well.........
al ebay
wow ! girl you rock ....loved it
Perfect, flawless, stunning!!!
charles foster
whoa u go girl
dan sloan
Anybody thinking what I'm thinking???😈😈😈😈😈
david simpson
Are you secretly Neil Peart's daughter??? This is AMAZING! You need to be in a band.
dreadlocks outdoors
Girl, that was awesome!
fast fords
Wow that was freaking amazing! You were perfect on the drums😊💖
Holy moly ... you are too good! What an inspiration!
As a drummer who played for over 40 years.... You rocked that !!!!!! There are 535 idiots that gave this a thumbs down... Probably boy band groupies... Loved it keep rocking
I've been drumming for about 50 years, and also use double bass, and you are so tight on this difficult song that I can't hear any lead or lag in the timing!! Very well done!!! Yes, also a great job on the intro too leading into the double bass start to the verse!! I can only imagine what you'll sound like in another 40 years!!
Really awesome performance. Great work here. Love the double kick
kold_kadavr_ flatliner
Not one soul will perish\nwho puts their trust in Me.\
mike dothan
nice body
You NAILED IT. Don't ever lose your passion for playing because you are incredibly gifted girl.
you are sympatic and love the life
ricky french
Burst those skins! You are cruel to them drums. Jealous.
licky licky
While really great on the drums, watching her play makes me appreciate the skills of Alex Van Halen much, much more than I previously did.
william palenik jr
You did very good there on that cover
yannis gouras
If she's this good at thirteen by the time she graduates high school she will have been banned from local drum competitions for being too good