Ava Downey

Ava is a 6th grader at St. Helena School in Pennsylvania. She has been taking drum lessons at Sam Ash Music in King of Prussia since she was 7 years old. This is her second year participating in Hit Like a Girl. Ava LOVES Queen, Harry Potter, Dogs, Horses, Swimming, and Bike Riding. At school, Ava participates in a percussion group called "Car Alarm" which uses trash cans and buckets for the instruments. In addition to her drum lessons with Nate, she also participates in a band at Sam Ash, called Ash Rock with another teacher named Jimmy, and two guitar students. This band tackles classic rock music from The Who, Joan Jett, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Pretenders, and more!

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  1. giovannatakakibottai on April 26, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    Good luck in the Contest Ava!! 😷😊

  2. Jackie McAllister on April 26, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Great job Ava. You were amazing.

  3. Malia on April 27, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Great job Ava, we are so proud of you! We love you! Xoxo

  4. Maxine Tyree on April 27, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Ava, that was amazing!! You have come a long way with your drumming. We just want to know when is your next concert? We don’t want to miss it. Keep up the good work!!

  5. eroman on April 28, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Awesome job Ava!!

  6. LisaBorowski on April 28, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Go Ava!

  7. Aunt Carol on April 30, 2020 at 4:23 am

    You go, girl!! Amazing, Ava!!!!

  8. Stu on April 30, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Rock on, Ava!

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