My parents still talk about how as a young child I would hit pot and pans with a large grin on my face. I have been drumming as long as I can remember. But, what actually got me from skillets and sheet pans to a drum set? My dad played drums in high school and would talk about how it made him feel, the freedom when playing an instrument and the outlet that it offers. A kit sat in my basement with a white sheet over it around December of that year. I asked my parents about it and they told me it was nothing but a part of me knew. The first time I sat down in front of that set I was excited but also terrified. The first time I played I found freedom I found myself. All the stress and anxiety and thoughts that took up so much space in my head went quiet.
Short after I got involved in School of Rock and which opened up an entirely new world to me. Playing music with other musicians is challenging because you are working with other people’s energy. I learned that I loved the challenge. I have gotten so much from being a percussionist that I can’t express through words here in a bio what music means to me. Perhaps, it means everything.