Name: Amelia Zollner
Location: Palatine, Illinois, United States
Hi, my name is Amelia Zollner! This is my second year entering the Hit Like A Girl contest. I started drumming around 3 years ago, but I’ve always loved music. I come from a very musical family. I started off playing the piano, but I was very unmotivated to practice and I eventually decided that the piano wasn’t right for me. A few years later, I decided to try the drums, and during my first lesson, I knew that I had found my instrument. It took me a while to find the right teacher, but I eventually started taking lessons at the School Of Rock, and I hope to join a performance group there this summer. Over the past few years, I’ve been playing along to many songs as well as learning different genres of music such as rock, jazz, and pop.
When I’m not drumming, I’m probably playing the ukulele, listening to music, or attending a concert. Some of my biggest inspirations are Josh Dun, Darren King, George Daniel, Dave Grohl, and Travis Barker. I am also very inspired by girl drummers on YouTube, such as Meytal Cohen, Kristina Schiano, Emma Klein, and everybody who enters the Hit Like A Girl contest. I am very thankful for the opportunity that Hit Like A Girl provides for girl drummers around the world, and I wish everybody who entered this contest the best of luck!