Kia ora! My name is Amelia and I’m a drummer from New Zealand. I’ve been playing for 4 years and I can’t imagine ever stopping! This is my first time entering Hit Like A Girl as I only found out about it a few days ago, so I’m glad I could get this together in time as I’m really excited to be able to participate!
When I was 3, I used to say that when I grew up I wanted to be a drummer, but then when I turned 4 I began having tap lessons and I was hooked. I’m still tapping now, but 4 years ago I decided I’d really like to try playing an instrument as well. As I’ve always enjoyed the rhythm side of tap the most, I thought drums would be a lot of fun too, and now I’m hoping I can turn it into a career someday.
My biggest inspiration in drumming is Danny Carey and I’ve learnt so much from covering TOOL’s songs. The way they use time signatures and polyrhythms make them super fun to play, and they help me to think more in depth about how drums can be used compositionally.
Thank you for checking out my entry!