Name: Danika Poirier
Location: Shediac River, Canada
Hi, My name is Danika, and I’m 15 years old. Music wasn’t in my life until seven years ago, when I started playing guitar. While in the 6th grade, my music teacher wanted me to play a drum beat and I did it instantly. It was then I decided that my true calling was the drums. I started out on an electronic set until I scrapped enough money to buy my first drum set in early 2014. I was self taught until early last year when my parents enrolled me in drum lessons. Last summer I discovered the competition hit like a girl. I made a promise to myself to compete the following year. Through school events, rock camp, and talent shows, music has afforded me the opportunity to meet other young musicians who were inspired as much as I was with music. Last September, I joined a band and we practice every week.