Hi, I am Alisha and I am 16 years old. I have been playing drums for about 9 years now. I first started taking piano lessons when I was younger, but every time I went to my music school, I would hear the drums and want to play those instead. I felt like the drums were calling out to me. I switched instruments, and I am so happy that I did. Playing the drums is really special to me; I play them when I’m mad, when I’m stressed, and most importantly when I am happy. It is something that will always be a part of me and how I express myself. My favorite drummers are Travis Barker, Lars Ulrich, Andy Hurley and Chase Vernon (the world needs more girl drummers!). My ultimate goal is to form my own all girl punk band. I currently play in a rock band with my music school which you will see in my video submission along with me doing some practicing. A few of us started our own band outside of the music school but sadly, it didn’t work out. When our band broke up, I was devastated. I am using this hurtful experience to inspire me to work even harder to hit like a girl!