Hi! My name is Graciela, I'm 20 years old and I've been drumming for almost 2 1/2 years. My story starts on Oct. 2000, when I was born, I was born at 24 weeks gestation and was not expected to survive, thanks to an amazing team of doctors and nurses I survived with no complications. My love of music has been a constant in my life, it wasn't until I was 12 that my passion ignited, this was because I decided I wanted to learn to play the piano, and I loved it. A few years later after watching Queen videos online, I decided I wanted to play the drums, Roger Taylor was so energetic and passionate, it made me want to play. About a year before I started playing, I stumbled upon videos of an amazing drummer called Avery, that was what really made me want to learn. I started playing on my 18th birthday and I’ve loved it ever since. I love playing, especially for my family, mainly my late grandma (Yaya), whom this performance is dedicated to. Currently I am in my second year of medical school, I aspire to be an amazing doctor so I can help babies like myself thrive and live happily. Thanks for reading my story and watching my video. Good luck!