Hi, I'm Chiara Cotugno, an italian drummer, composer and music teacher. I started studying drums at 16 with private teachers, then at 20 I attended a 3-year Jazz course at the Conservatory and I got a degree with maximum score. I also got a Diploma at the Lizard Academy of Music. I currently play with many bands and I also run an original project, an all-female progressive rock band called Sophya Baccini's Aradia. I'm also a recording/session drummer and I run a YouTube channel where I post drum covers, solos, personal arrangements and drum lessons. I like playing different genres of music, but my first influence was the classic 70's rock, and the first drummer I fell in love with was Phil Collins. I love playing drums, it's my life and my job, but most of all I like to think of myself as a musician, not only a drummer. I'm willing to play and to collaborate with many and many musicians, to experiment and to expand my musical horizons.