Sydney has been marching to the beat of her own drum for her entire life. Deploring dolls, the color pink, and dresses of any kind, Sydney soon fell in love with music, especially percussion. Syd began drumming on a tiny drum set brought by Santa when she was three years old, as she grew, the talent and sets grew with her. Never afraid to try new things, Sydney can often be found self-teaching herself on various instruments from videos on You-Tube. Although talented vocally, and on the trumpet, her passion is behind the drum-set and in the pit. She most enjoys playing rock and jazz music. Sydney is very active in her school band and credits her beloved teacher Dr. Sean Penderel (Mr. P) for her inspiration, dedication and advancement in music. He has directed her to music, and now to School of Rock Canton where she is expanding and strengthening her musical chops. Sydney thinks girls (and boys) should never be forced to be something they aren't, or to deny something they are based on their gender. Sydney is proud to hit like a girl!