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Amelia (“Mia”) Chuss

I'm Mia Chuss. I live near Philadelphia. At age 5 I started to get interested in music. After turning 6 my dad asked me if I wanted to try drums. I instantly loved it! The only problem was that my feet could not reach the pedals! My dad made wooden boxes to put under the pedals to make them taller. When I turned 7 I started taking lessons at The Main Line School of Rock. One of my favorite shows was called Philly Philly. All of the songs in this show were by Philadelphia artists. I was really lucky that one of the show directors was David Uosikkinen the drummer from the band The Hooters. I have learned so much from Dave! He taught me how to swing on Leroy Brown.

After the Philly Philly show, Dave became my drum teacher. I even got to see him play on stage with his band in Philly! The song I am playing in my video is called Every Picture Tells a Story by Rod Stewart. I learned this song for a show. This song was really hard for me at first. But I practiced it a lot until I got good it and now it feels amazing to play!

Even though I love it, it's not always easy to be a girl drummer. Also, I tend to be a little quiet. In the 5th grade I was the only girl drummer in my school band. There were 2 songs in our show that the drummers would play behind a full drum kit. My instructor asked who wanted the parts and the boys pushed their way to the front. I was so bummed! My mom told me I needed to ask for the good stuff. It's not easy for me but I love drums so I learned to stand up for myself.

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59 Comments

  1. Ellie on April 11, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    a queen!!!! ❤️

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 5:57 am

      Thanks Ellie!

  2. AnneMarie Pisano on April 11, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    Love this little drummer girl!!!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 5:59 am

      Aw, thanks mom!

  3. Anj on April 12, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Go Mia! Slaying it!!! ❤️

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:07 am

      Thankss!

  4. Tom Chuss on April 13, 2021 at 5:34 am

    A true competitor with an abundance of desire and talent. Go Mia! Love MeMe and PoP PoP

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 5:57 am

      Thank you Pop Pop!

  5. Lowell Gustafson on April 13, 2021 at 5:43 am

    Awesome drumming!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

      Thank You!!

  6. Amy Ellis on April 13, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Rock star!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 5:58 am

      Thank You!

  7. baba on April 13, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Great drumming!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:06 am

      Thank you so much!!

  8. BigBro on April 13, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    This is great! Keep it up!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:00 am

      Thanks Tommy.

  9. Mike Pearce on April 13, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Keira, great job! Enjoyed your drumming skills, and glowing smile as you played. Look forward to hearing “Rock and Roll” for next Zeppelin song to showcase your talent.

  10. UncleT on April 13, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    You are killing it Mia!!! Way to go!!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:01 am

      Aw thank you Uncle Tony!

  11. zelda426 on April 13, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Wow!!! Go Mia!!!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:01 am

      Thanks!

  12. TMOUSE82 on April 13, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    You ROCK Mia!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:07 am

      Thank you!!

  13. Christine Lamuragkia on April 14, 2021 at 6:42 am

    Mia you Rock!!!

    • szilsm on April 19, 2021 at 6:48 am

      Good luck Mia!!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 5:58 am

      Thank you so much.

  14. Trimpers on April 19, 2021 at 6:33 am

    Woo hoo!! Rock it Chuss! 😉

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:01 am

      Thanks so much!

  15. Stlthplyr1 on April 19, 2021 at 9:53 am

    This girl Rocks🤘I love her energy and enthusiasm. You can tell that she really enjoys performing. Good Luck!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 5:59 am

      Aw, I really appreciate it!

  16. hkoss on April 19, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Such amazing talent! Xoxo

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:03 am

      Thanks!!

  17. Kim on April 19, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    Great playing and love that 😊 smile!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:04 am

      Thank you for the support!

  18. sweetmichele on April 22, 2021 at 4:34 am

    Love this drummer! She amazes me all the time!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:07 am

      Thanks for the support!!!

  19. brianz on April 22, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Done!! Good Luck Mia. My Dad was a drummer so the drums always have a special place in my heart. I wish I learned to play.

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:08 am

      Thank you for voting for me!

  20. Peggy Helming on April 22, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    A natural! Good luck Mia!!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:08 am

      Thanks Aunt Peggy!!

  21. Ellen D'Elia on April 23, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Great job Mia!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:04 am

      Thank you!!

  22. Lowell Gustafson on April 24, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Great drumming!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:08 am

      Thankss!!

  23. SaraPietrzak on April 25, 2021 at 7:59 am

    Rock on!!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:09 am

      Aw, thank you!!

  24. aralisha on April 25, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Good Luck Mia!!! Rock on 🤘

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:09 am

      Thank you so much!

  25. chuss_is_the_best on April 26, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Hit it bestie!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:04 am

      <3

  26. taramartin on April 26, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    Go get em’ Mia!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:05 am

      Thank You!

  27. Rondecesare on April 27, 2021 at 4:35 am

    Incredible!

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:05 am

      Aw, thanks!

  28. Chris Lamuraglia on April 27, 2021 at 8:02 am

    The best little drummer girl!!
    Vote

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:02 am

      Thank You!

  29. chuss_is_the_best on April 30, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Keep up the great work gurlie ily

    • MiaDrummer on May 1, 2021 at 6:02 am

      Thanks Bella ilyt!

  30. Isabella Rothenbuhler on May 10, 2021 at 9:31 am

    What an awesome choice !! Love this performance and the song choice !! Rock on and best of luck ❤️🤘

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