Vania started playing Chinese drums at the age of 12 and then moved on to drumset when she was 16. Her love and passion for rhythm would bring her to Humber College, majoring in Jazz Performance. When Vania is not playing drums, she is actively advocating for social justice issues like Indigenous sovereignty, Black Lives Matter, Stop AAPI Hate, andgender equality. Identifying as LGBTQIA+ herself, she also advocates for queer and trans liberation. Based in Toronto, Vania (Tsz Ching) Lee is a drummer/arranger who is currently in her third year of the Bachelor of Music program at Humber College. While at Humber, Vania has studied with many respected musicians including the likes of Juno nominees - Mark Kelso, Nancy Walker and Rich Brown. She has also studied with other well-known player/teachers such as Paul DeLong, Barry Romberg, Max Senitt, Kieran Overs and Jorge Luis “Papiosco” Torres. In 2017, while still in her first year at the college, Vania was the proud recipient of the Just Drums Scholarship Award.
Outside of the Humber community, she was also a member of the 2019 TD Toronto Jazz Musician intensive
where she played alongside Virginia McDonald, under the guidance of Canadian Jazz pianist Nancy Walker. That same year, Vania also performed on CBC Music for their “First Play Series” with R&B group TRP.P. Vania is an actively sought out drummer within the Toronto music scene due to her versatility on the drum set, with knowledge in genres spanning from Jazz to Funk to R&B.