Hello, my name is Yağmur Göçmen. I'm a self-taught drummer and a master's student in aerospace engineering. I started playing drums 6-7 months ago as quarantine hobby. I ended up loving it a lot. It helps me relieve stress. I have a busy life, so I don't get to practice every day, but I practice as much as possible. I had never held drumsticks in my life until the day I started to play drums. I try to learn as much as I can from the Internet sources. I started to play drums with my Yamaha DD-65 drum kit. To improve my kick pedal skills, I made a wood and spring pedal system to use with the button pedals that comes with the kit. I also made my own practice pads using wood and mouse pad.
I am inspired by my favourite band Manowar and my hero Scott Columbus. Being able to play my favourite songs is my biggest motivation. I am a female drummer as well as a female engineer. By being a female in both male dominated fields, I am making an impact on the world and influence others who want to make it. We, women, are everywhere. If we believe in ourselves, we can do anything. Battles are fought by those with the courage to believe.