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UPDATE: "Drumming Grandma" is a YouTube sensation

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LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- The "Drummer Grandma" is a hit on YouTube, with the online site facilitating 2 million views of her solo jam session at a Wisconsin music shop.

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LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- For the first time, we're hearing from "Drummer Grandma" whose online fame has brought new attention to her long history of drumming.

Mary Hvizda has become an internet sensation, after she was captured on camera showing off her drumming skills at a La Crosse music store.

The video called "Drummer Grandma" was posted to YouTube earlier this week, and as of Saturday night had more than 1.3 million hits.

Hvizda says it was her first performance in a decade, but she was in several bands back in the day.

"Yeah, I have wanted it but I never pursued it because I never thought I was ever good enough to get it and because so many people tried but never succeed," says a modest Hvizda about her talents that have captured the nation.

Hvizda says while she is of grandma age, she has no grandchildren.

She says she used to be in a band, but she doesn't have a drum set anymore, so she stops in to the La Crosse store whenever she has a musical urge.

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LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- Mary Hvizda of Onalaska is a regular at the coalition drum shop in La Crosse.

An employee posted video of her on YouTube last night, and already it has more than 230,000 views.

Mary says she used to be in a band, but she doesn't have a drum set anymore, so she stops in whenever she has a musical urge.

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