Mia Garfin

I am Mia Garfin from Los Angeles. I am 11 years old. I am passionate about music and I’ve been playing drums since I was 5 years old. When I was in preschool, I loved watching a TV show called The Fresh Beat Band, which was about 4 best friends who attended music school together. One of the characters was a redheaded female drummer and I told my parents that I wanted to be just like her! I started taking lessons in kindergarten. My first teacher was a really cool young female drummer and I was hooked! Since her I have had amazing teachers who have continued to push me, inspire me and make it fun. Drums has always been a great way for me to express myself through music and rhythm and of course, performing! Through my music school, Join the Band, I started playing in a band and I play at venues around LA. I have performed songs from Queen, Paramore, No Doubt, Green Day, Nirvana, My Chemical Romance, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. I play in a band with 2 other people including my older sister, who sings and plays the guitar/piano. Playing live music is exciting for me and I love pounding the drums and setting the tempo for our band. I love performing and hearing my friends/family cheer for me. Working on perfecting a beat and learning fills for a new song is the best challenge! I recently started learning to play jazz and look forward to playing in my schools’ jazz band. Playing the drums is a huge part of my life and I cannot wait to see what else drumming will bring me.

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  1. giovannatakakibottai on April 25, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Great video Mia!! Good luck in the Contest. 😷😊

  2. Isabella Rothenbuhler on April 26, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Mia! I can tell you have been playing since you were 5. You are very comfortable and confident behind the drums. Can’t wait to check out some more of your videos.

    Good luck in the upcoming competition.


  3. vicmdavis on May 1, 2020 at 6:34 am

    She’s amazing -!

  4. mwigdor on May 1, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Hi Mia – you are an amazing playing drums. I loved watching your video and hope you win the contest. The Wigdor’s in Florida (Wisconsin badgers) will be voting for you 😊

  5. Toya on May 23, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    My cousin Kirdis shared your video great job Beautiful. Keep up the great work and never quick or give up on what you love

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