Hey! Nikki here.
I am one of the first women to play kit in Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International! I graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in jazz and now I manage "UpBeat Drum School" and teach (mostly girls/women) how to hit like a girl.
I have faced challenges as a woman drummer, but as you know, hitting like a girl is something to be proud of and I have embraced it. Can a short minority girl even play? Yes, heck yeah!
My dream is to back a large artist; my dream is to play on the big stage. In the past I have played in many NFL stadiums and after the taste of a large crowd, I am hungry for more.
But, more importantly, I hope to inspire everyone to live in their love for music...truly. If someone's life is bettered by my music...it's all worth it.