Maya Akerman

United Kingdom

my name is maya, i am a 16 year old drummer and i have been playing for slightly under 2 years. I began to drum during lockdown. we owned an amazing stage kit that sat there isolated in my garden shed for a decade, no one hardly touched it or played it for years. however when it came to the worst of the pandemic, i thought i would entertain myself and pick up a little hobby. I thought to myself that drumming would be the best idea, since it was such an amazing opportunity to work on some skills. The second I made my way down to my shed and started playing the drums, i become obsessed, I was just waiting for the next day to come so I could go outside and drum my heart out. i started to develop my coordination, skill and technique, and I have never stopped ever since. During the worst of the Ukrainian war, my family and I decided to take part in helping those in need. We looked after a family of three in our home for three weeks. during this time, I decided to teach one of the children how to play the drums. because of this, we really got to bond and open up through playing.


  1. hlag on March 9, 2023 at 10:32 am

    Hi, Maya! Thanks for the great drumming and inspirational story. You are making an #impact! Good luck in the contest.

  2. Riley on March 10, 2023 at 8:56 am

    Hey Maya! Your story is amazing! Thank you to both you and your family for helping those in need!

    Your Contest Entry is wonderfully done! If Queens of the Stone Age saw this, they’d be so proud and impressed 😎

    I also wanted to ask, do you have an Instagram or Twitter account? I would like to give my support to you in the future! 😃

    • mayaemunah1 mayaemunah1 on March 11, 2023 at 12:43 am

      Thank you so much Riley for your love and Support!! My instagram account is @emunahdrums1, it is a new account so I will be definitely uploading more content soon!

  3. Giora on May 4, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    You are Suuuuuper!
    I love U and your druming

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