Introducing March’s featured instructor!
April was last year’s drum instructor at camp! She currently plays drums, but also can play trumpet and harmonica. In addition to those instruments she has, her equipment collection includes bass guitars, a mandolin, keyboards and a baby grand piano.
She was given her first pair of drumsticks at the age of 5 and started taking private lessons at the age of 11. Some of her influences are John Bonham (Les Zeppelin), Sean Phillips (Sister 7). For entrepreneur drummers who inspire and encourage me, my mentors are Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean) and Mark Schulman (P!NK, Cher, Foreigner)
Her favorite moments at camp last year was teaching so many girls at once how to do a basic beat! Also, she had a great time meeting and hanging out with the volunteers!
For those that would like to pick and play an instrument, April stated “Do it and do it now. No better time than the present. I would suggest learning a primary and secondary instrument. Be passionate about playing – work hard and have fun!”