Izzy Jackson

United States

Teacher/School: School of Rock Chapel Hill

Hi! I’m Izzy, I’m 14 and I live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I’ve always loved music, starting tap dance at 4 to improve my lack of balance and coordination, which people say is due to my hearing loss. I started playing drums at School of Rock, Chapel Hill when I was nine after playing them at a camp, and immediately falling in love. After begging for a year, my parents finally agreed for me to start taking lessons and I started drumming on the 30 year old kit that used to sit in my grandmas attic from when my uncle was a kid. Since then, I have found a lot of inspiration from drummers like Matt Helders, Keith Moon, and Neil Peart. I would like to thank my drum teacher, Will, and my mentors Gene Medler and Nicholas Van Young. Thanks to them I have had the opportunities to drum at several really cool venues around town (such as the Cat’s Cradle), and travel all over the US for dance events and shows. I am also a part of my schools GSA, and we have held several successful fundraisers for the Trevor Project, and I regularly go and perform at schools around the state with my dance company, NCYTE, to teach kids about the ways music and dance have influenced history. The song I will be playing is a Farewell to Kings, which is one of my favorite Rush songs, and my favorite song to play at the moment. Please enjoy!


  1. stweedt stweedt on April 2, 2023 at 12:10 am

    Love Neil Peart! Nice job!

  2. Julie Burson on April 13, 2023 at 6:57 am

    Yay, SORCH!

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