My love of drums began when I was 8 years old, living in the UK. I became hooked during a theater rehearsal of the "King & I" when we were invited to try out an instrument from the pit. When I played a beat on the drums, the musical director accompanied me on the piano, with everyone watching. However, when I requested drum lessons at my school (a girls' school by the way), I was told by multiple teachers that I was too small to play. Obviously, I was upset, but that didn't dim my yearning to learn to play, my mum found a great studio where I studied for 3 years. In 2017, my family moved from the UK to the US, but I continued to play, studying with a local teacher. In his studio, I was chosen to be a part of one of the rock bands being formed there with 3 boys. Our band, Technical Difficulties, has been playing together for two years, and in that time, we have played at multiple gigs, including fundraisers for organisations such as Somos Luz, a charity in Guatemala that helps children in poverty, and a school-run fundraiser for the "Be Kind" movement. I am also a founding member and treasurer of my high school's LGBTQ+ club, "Together As One".
My drumming heroes include Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones), and Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy), and I believe that my style incorporates a blend of the three of them, and I hope that my cover of the Foo Fighters' "Everlong" will showcase that as well.