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Starting on piano at age 6, Abby Savell found her musical calling in percussion in high school. She was drawn to the
 
infinite timbre and textural possibilities in the percussion section and the variety of sounds that could be achieved with
 
different materials.
 
Fast-forward a decade, and she had earned a bachelors in music performance from Chapman
 
University and a minor in Organizational Leadership and then an MFA in multi-focus percussion from CalArts. Abby had
 
also found her musical and life counterpart in Dan Savell, a fellow percussionist who specialized in steel drums. Abby
 
continued to perform as a professional musician with various orchestras and other ensembles, on some recordings, and
 
as both a steel drum soloist and with their steel drum and Caribbean band, Nesta. Realizing that they had a fair amount
 
of instruments together, and not being terribly fond of constantly driving all over Southern California for short gigs, in
 
2005, Abby and Dan decided to start a percussion rental company, L.A. Percussion Rentals, LLC,  to serve the
 
professional musician community.
 
Rather quickly, it became apparent that some unmet demand existed for their services and the company (and scope
 
of instruments) snowballed. Abby took on the roles of marketing, social media, research, and some instrument restoration. She and Dan have
 
developed L.A. Percussion Rentals, LLC into a company which has a solid reputation and is considered a staple in the music industry. In addition to
 
being an active cornerstone of the rental company, Abby continues to perform as a professional musician (but with less driving), while raising two
 
boys, ages 9 and 5, and a baby girl, almost 6 months.