I am originally from Canada, and came to the US when I was 17 to pursue music and more opportunities. And better weather! I started playing drums when I was 14, after attending a music school from grades 4-8 playing the viola and singing in a church choir, which nurtured my love and appreciation for the beauty and therapy in music of all kinds.
I was soon drawn to the heavy metal genre, which was almost completely devoid of females and very challenging, in a good way. The technical demands and endurance required to play this style is STILL very challenging to me to this day, a few years later 😉 but it is extremely fun and I think even with the intimidation of the ridiculous speed and talent of my peers have that constantly has me feeling unworthy, I enjoy the motivation it gives me to always strive to improve my playing. There will never be a time when I will feel like I have reached my peak. Although it is difficult, the small steps of progress I make (soooo slowly it seems) are very rewarding.
I currently play in 2 metal bands in Los Angeles, Heavy Justice and Nightsword that are both currently recording new cd releases and keeping me on my toes. I am a grandmother of 5 and enjoying my life more than I could ever have imagined. Thank you for your time and consideration, this is such a great opportunity for the women of drumming to get together and appreciate each other! I am sure many great relationships will result from your contest, and your company.