Name: Chloe Desjonqueres
Location: Saulx les Chartreux, France
My name is Chloé, I am 24, and my drumming journey is a chaotic series of on/off opportunities. I fell in love with drums when I was 14, and got my drums on my 17th birthday in 2009, after I’d saved up enough money to pay for most of it. I was self taught until February 2011, when I subscribed to Mike Johnston’s online lessons – until June 2014.
In September 2009, I joined two bands, Médiator and the Wheelbarrows, and my high school jazz ensemble, and in January 2012, I left home to study abroad and had to practice on a pad ever since, as my drums stayed home. In 2013/2014 I studied at a university that was equipped with drums and a rehearsal space, so I got in a band and took drum lessons there. I have always learned and played everything by ear, and my biggest inspirations are Steve Jordan, Mike Johnston, Jimmy Kadesch, and Anika Nilles.
I have moved back home two weeks ago and can’t wait to practice on my drums regularly again!