Isla Cohea

Hi! I am Isla, I am 10 years old and I love drumming! I started drumming at 8 years old when I joined my older brother's percussion group. There were lots of boys in the group but that didn't matter.
My favorite bands are Nirvana, Kurt Vile, and Tom Petty. My heroes are Jane Goodall, John Lewis, and Greta Thunberg. They all fought for things that are very important to me.
I wrote an essay bringing attention to the problem of gender pay inequality. Women who enter the workforce in jobs that are mostly considered male jobs have to break barriers, just like in my drum group of mostly boys I am breaking barriers!

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United States




  1. Nicole on April 12, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Oh wow she’s pretty awesome

  2. vivianawm on April 20, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Amazing drummer 😍

  3. reeve335 on April 24, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Love this! Keep playing Isla, you sound great!

  4. Diane Hirakawa on April 29, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing your talent in the contest site. I was the only girl in a previously all male drum line in an Ohio Drum and Bugle Corps. You are very brave in addition to being very talented. Keep up the good work. I am in the 40+ category as am now 72. 🙂

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