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Casey Tichy

Hi. I’m Casey Tichy. I live in Easton, CT and I am a sophomore at JBHS. I had quite an artistic upbringing; growing up immersed in Latvian folk dancing and music for thirteen years. I also participated in theater groups getting many lead roles.

I have been taking lessons and playing drums at Jim Royle Drum Studio with my teacher, Brian Ente for almost 5 years. I also played steel pan in an ensemble group at the studio. I also play in a band, “The Bottling Company” at David Morgan’s Music Shed in Redding, CT. I am also in the band at my high school.

Drums has always been a part of me ever since I was 2 years old. My grandparents would give me pots and pans and I would hit them with the metal and wooden spoons to play in the kitchen when they were watching me. I really loved the different sounds and beats I could make.
In middle school, I chose percussion out of all the instruments because percussion seemed really, really cool. But who knew percussion was one class with eight boys. At least I was the first girl in my middle school to go through percussion for a full three years! I participated in School of Rock 70’s rock radio. I love being on stage.

Drums pushed me through the struggles of dyslexia, auditory processing and my juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I believe that using coordination on the drum set has really helped me with my dyslexia and auditory processing. School is a challenge but that doesn’t stop my passion for drums.

I love Rock and Roll and Alternative Music and that’s why I picked “Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant Farm.

My drum teacher told me about a concert in NYC. When I saw the Hit Like a Girl concert in NYC a few years ago, I got really excited and I am happy that there is an organization that celebrates girls and women playing drums. Drumming should not be gender specific! I was so proud to be a finalist last year in the Hit Like A Girl competition!!

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26 responses to “Casey Tichy”

  1. Good luck in the contest !! Great job Casey 👊🥁.

  2. Ariana Engler says:

    Kill it love! You worked so hard!! <3

  3. That was amazing Casey! It’s so nice to hear about other drummers with JA and know I’m not the only one!

  4. Adrian Bruneau says:

    Go win Casey!

  5. Treimanis says:

    You are destined for fame and fortune! I am proud of you. Anne

  6. Very impressive! You are an amazing percussionist, Casey!! – Sonali

  7. Fran Csakany says:

    Terrific job Casey. Keep up the good work and wishing you luck on the contest.

  8. Pearson1966 says:

    Keep hitting! I can feel the pulsating beat all the way to New Haven- Rock On

  9. challoran says:

    Best of luck Casey!

  10. Jim Royle says:

    Excellent Job Casey, myself and the Jim Royle Drum Studio are SO Proud of you!!!

  11. Claire-Anne Kinney-Meskers says:

    You rock, Casey! Good Luck!

  12. Naycatdrum says:

    Excellent. We are very proud of your hard work!

  13. Suzanne says:

    Way to rock it!!!!

  14. P. Vornlocher says:

    Good luck Casey

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