My name is Michelle Pietrafitta. I started playing drums at age sixteen which initiated a lifelong obsession. My path of study has been unconventional; I began at School of Rock and shortly thereafter completed a minor in performance at the State University of New York. From there, about six years into my studies, I went on to create my own curriculum, calling up my favorite musicians and studying with whomever would give me a lesson - Art Lande, Billy Martin, Dave King and so many more. This curriculum has been incredibly motivating, humbling and empowering. My path has allowed me to play festivals across the country and maintain a heavy touring schedule, as well as share the stage with some incredible international artists. I am a perpetual student of music and life (what's the difference, really) and am so grateful to have the opportunity to live a creative lifestyle. My eternal search is to find my own voice. Thanks for checking out my video!